The Retell, Remix and Rejoice Contest from Pratham Books is on! This year we changed things around a bit, and gave our community themes to weave some story magic around. You can read more about this here.
We thought the story weavers who are taking part this year might like some advice from our seasoned editors at Pratham Books on what to keep in mind when writing books for our very youngest readers!
Manisha Chaudhry, Head of Content, Pratham Books
Rajesh Khar, Senior Editor, Pratham Books
Rajesh also shared some of his favourite Level 1 and 2 books (click on the name to read them on StoryWeaver!)
Sandhya Taksale, Senior Editor, Pratham Books
Madhuri Purandare's 'Aunt Jui's Baby' perfectly embodies what my colleague Rajesh is saying. The learning is embedded in the story in a subtle manner and the narration is also from the child's point of view.
Here is Sandhya's pick of level 1 and 2 books!
Yamini Vijayan, Commissioning Editor, Pratham Books
Repetition and patterns work very well with early readers. "Will you be my friend?" "Are you my mother?" are examples..
It's important for writers to expose themselves to as many picture books as possible. Reading is important!
Bijal Vachharajani, Editorial Consultant, Pratham Books