Love Like That
Richa Jha and Gautam Benegal
32 pp. Paperback.
27.9 x 22.2 cm
Tags: Parent child bonding. Doubts. Love you most. Perfect bedtime story
Little Kroo and Mamma Hop travel to different natural habitats around the world where Kroo is fascinated by new ways of parent-young one bonding. At each step he wonders aloud his Mamma doesn’t love him like that. Her loving reassurances notwithstanding, Kroo mind is not fully at peace. Is there anything that will make him see what she’s been telling him all through – that she may not love him like that, but she loves him the most in this world?
In this simple, elegantly told story, Richa Jha touches upon the one existential doubt every child’s mind faces at one point or another. The gentle pace of the book is in sharp contrast to the sheer scale of globe-trotting that the Mamma-baby duo are engaged in. Lyrical prose, a lilting assuring refrain, and adorable animals make this book a perfect bed time read. Award winning artist Gautam Benegal brings to life the landscapes with his magic brush strokes, each transporting the reader thousands of miles away to the real world of animals in their beautiful habitats.