“Is she jumping in paint?”
“That creature looks like a germ!”
“Oh no, she will get eaten!”
These are just some of the creative comments made by kids who attended the highly interactive book reading of “Tiny Jumps In” by the book’s author and illustrator, Inshra S. Russel, in various venues in Dhaka city.
In the spirit of bilingualism (a big part of the Guba ethos), our good friend Rushnaf Wadud, singer and song-writer extraordinaire, read out the Bengali verison of the book “টাইনি ঝাঁপ দিল”.
There were giggles and laughter as the fantastic duo narrated Tiny’s big underwater adventure most expressively.
Mr. Mustafa Monwar, eminent award winning artist and puppeteer, graced us with his presence at the BENGAL BOI event on January 19th. It was a special honor to have him as a guest in the audience. He was called up on stage by Inshra, although he resisted, and he gave the loveliest impromptu talk on the enormous benefits of teaching children through fun and laughter.
The grand finale, much to the children’s delight, was a story writing game with prizes and candy for all! The game players spun the 'words wheel' (pictured on the right) and used their words to make sentences until a story formed! All participants chose their very own Guba posters as their prize. In the picture below, a little girl decides to take the Bengali Alphabet poster as her prize.
The debut author and illustrator was thrilled to meet the young audience members in person after the reading and sign their books with a warm personal message.
The events were lovely and we look forward to hosting many more. Do check our Facebook page for more author readings and children’s events coming up in the future!