Launch of Nandana Dev Sen’s children’s book Mambi and the Forest Fire
Actress, writer and child rights activist Nandana Dev Sen recently released her children’s book Mambi and the Forest Fire at an event held at Starmark, South City Mall.
The book is about Mambi, a shy little monkey who adores her older jungle friends. A danger befalls the forest one day. Can Mambi overcome all her fears and save her friends? The book is a spirited adventure about discovering the inner strengths and celebrating the unique gifts that make every child special.
Speaking about the book, the actress said “The book will help in making the children understand the reality they live in. In these times of intolerance and growing tensions, I feel that the children should be allowed to think independently and also be kept rooted to the reality too”.
A video was played at the event, followed by an interactive reading session with the children. Fun games and activities followed the session. The children were also divided into groups each named after a particular character in the book introduced by the author namely Mambi, Koko and Tonga.
Priced at Rs 270, the book has been published by Puffin Books.