Friday, August 5, 2016

Review of Why Not? by Latha Upadhyay




Book Name         - Why Not?
Author                  - Latha Upadhyay
Publisher              - Leadstart Publishing
Number of Pages -128
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback
Price                     -199
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Rating : 4.0

Blurb
Welcome to the real world, where superheroes live. They are no different from anyone—confronted with life’s turmoils and challenges. Like the young performer, Pandit Ravi Shankar - the sitarist who introduced Indian classical music to the West , in The Music Weaver. His heart tugs him to leave his cushy life behind for exciting but uncertain possibilities. The mountain porter, Tenzing Norgay - the first climber to top Mount Everest, alongside Edmund Hillary, in The Determined Dreamer.He can’t control his yearning for something more…bigger, better and greater. The number-whiz, Srinivasa Ramanujan - a one-of-a-kind mathematical genius, in The Mathemagician. He outshines his teachers even though he fails his high school exams. The aspiring pace-bowler, Kapil Dev - India’s greatest fast bowling all-rounder, in The Game Changer. His talent, passion and dedication are dismissed as building up an impossible dream. The US-educated engineer, Dr. Verghese Kurien - the father of India’s White Revolution, in The White Knight. He returns to India with stars in his eyes but lands his first job in a dusty small town in the middle of nowhere. These heroes do not share dreams or circumstances. Yet they have one thing in common. They do not look at what is and ask why. Instead, they imagine how they want things to be and ask … WHY NOT?

My Review


Why not is an informative book for children. Biographies of five great personalities will inspire the kids and develop the importance of perseverance and optimism in their minds. The five persons do not have any common factors except for the fact that they have struggled in their lives before attaining success. The book is quite inspiring  and the narration is simple and easily comprehensible. The fact that the history is narrated concisely makes it easy for the kids to read. The book is one of the few informative books that incite interest in kids. 
The book cover could have been better.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.