I requested for this book on NetGalley because of the colourful and captivating cover. I loved the cover so much that I had to read the book. The Brooch by Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a cute picture book conveying a beautiful message-the language of kindness and compassion.
Just like the cover, the illustrations too are bright, colourful, and attractive. The story teaches the beauty of kindness and how it spreads all around in a butterfly effect.
But honestly, I struggled to read the book and skipped a few parts. Somehow, the book failed to grab my attention.
These are a few things that did not work in favour for the book.
I felt the book was not perfectly adapted to the targeted audience. Younger readers cannot read this on their own and would struggle to understand even when they are being read to. This book might be appropriate for students in grade 5, but it lacks sufficient content to even hold their attention.
There are a lot of texts on every page, with many hard words. The font size and style could have been adapted to grab the interest of early readers. The images, though colourful and bright, do not go hand in hand with the text. Also, too many details are captured in the illustrations, which again makes the reading challenge.
The story needs another round of editing and proofreading. There are grammatical errors and sentences requiring restructuring.
The Brooch has a lovely message to share with children and the world but fails miserably on account of poor execution.
Wordsopedia Rating 2.2/5
|Title: The Brooch||Author: Sandeep Kumar Mishra|
|Publisher: Books Go Social||Publication date: Aug 27, 2022|
|Genre: Fiction–Picture Book||Format: Paperback|
|ISBN: 9781501190100||No. of Pages: 352|
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About the author
Sandeep Kumar Mishra is the poetry editor at Indian Poetry Review. He is the author of bestseller and many award-winning poetry collection ‘One Heart- Many Breaks-2020’ and the children’s book ‘The Brooch: A Magic Within-2022’
Get in touch with the author on his website.