Child magazine goes Icky, Yucky, Mucky!

Grab a copy of the July issue of Child magazine to read a 4 page excerpt from Icky, Yucky, Mucky! We’re delighted that they featured the book in their wonderfully put together magazine alongside all the other interesting articles. A big thank you to everyone at Child.

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Favourite characters and genie wishes in DNA YA!

An interview with the author featured in DNA YA newspaper in Mumbai this weekend. Click on the picture to read about her favourite character in the book, what Maharaja Icky would wish for if he met a genie and a lot more thoughts on writing.

 

We were delighted to see Icky, Yucky, Mucky mentioned in an interview with Richa Sethi, an organiser of the recent Junior Writer’s Bug festival in Mumbai, as her five year old’s current favourite book.

A Saffron Tree Review. Thank you Mad Momma!

We are positively drooling and excited enough to juggle a few rosogullas ourselves on reading the review of Icky, Yucky, Mucky on the Saffron Tree blog. For those of you unfamiliar with them, they are a wonderful group of people who post reviews on children’s books both Indian and international that catch their fancy.

Here’s an excerpt from their review.

“Icky, Yucky, Mucky, as the name suggests, is truly one of the most disgusting books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading to my children. Goo, poo, snot and projectile rosogullas are just the tip of the iceberg. The book certainly does not let the title down…

…Author Natasha Sharma has her finger on the pulse of young readers and it is roll on the floor-and-laugh-out-loud and cringe-dramatically-at-each-page fun. In a world full of social messages and sermons, this is one for the kids’ side. It’s almost *gulp* anti-establishment. Yes, it is nice to find books that help you deal with bullies or the death of a pet but every once in a while they should be given a break in favour of out and out icky-ness.

Anitha Balachandran needs no introduction and outdoes herself in this one as she did in Mister Jeejeebhoy. Fine details, doe-eyed princesses, mustachioed maharajas, snarky little captions peeking out of places and splotches all over. Simply fantastic…”

Click here to read the full review.

 

The reviewer has her own blog too, The Mad Momma and features our Delhi reading schedule. Do visit her blog to read some brilliant writing, have yourself in stitches even as you grin wildly and nod your head in agreement.

A reminder for all ye in NCR, click on our schedule for details of author appearance with a dramatised reading in Delhi over April 6-7, 2012. 

Sneak peek into an Icky, Yucky, Mucky reading

We’ve uploaded a snippet on youtube from the Icky, Yucky, Mucky reading at its launch event reading at the Kala Ghodha festival last month in Mumbai. If you’d like to know more about the book, we have a trailer of the book too.

Click here to take a see the author as Maharaja Icky in action. If you’d like to join in the ickiness, check our schedule for any upcoming readings.

Our next reading is at Crossword Bookstore at Kemps Corner, Mumbai on Sunday, March 18th, 11:30 am onwards.

Kiducere featured a review of our reading at the Kala Ghoda festival. Here’s an excerpt from what they had to say “The reading itself was characterized with tone modulation and generous gesturing to cause excitement amongst the children. What I loved most were the acoustics accompanying the narration. It elevated the entire experience from a mere book reading to a theatre experience for children.”

Click here to read more about it.

The How, What and Why that led to Icky, Yucky, Mucky

To read the article that has appeared in Midday today, click here: Midday article

Please note that the reading at Kitab Khana bookstore in Mumbai is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th at 11:30am (and not Saturday, March 3rd as stated in the article)

Review by Young India books that has us positively drooling with joy!

“Any child who has been pulled up for being messy is going to love this story.

Dirt, grime and children somehow go hand in hand. Kids believe in the maxim, ‘daag ache hote hain,’ as in a popular TV advertisement. They love playing in muddy puddles, draw on walls and absolutely revel in dropping food on their clothes and on floors. Being messy comes to kids as naturally as breathing does to an adult…

…Children are going to slurp it all up and revel in the whackiness of it all.  Continue reading

The Maharaja’s raising a toast to the top 12 children’s books for 2011!

Thank you Karadi for featuring Icky, Yucky, Mucky! in the top 12 children’s books of 2011. We made it into a 2011 release with a scurry and screech and are looking forward to many eeews, yucks and eeks this year from kids and parents alike.

To view the complete list with some lovely books from last year, click on the link

http://karadionline.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-12-childrens-books-of-2011.html?showComment=1327471460519#c1763671537344505006