Celebrity chef Chinu Vaze shares book recommendations to entertain both mom and mini-me
Tales featuring paper dolls, talking spiders, heroic ladybugs and more
Insta stories only have a few seconds to grab your attention. Chef Chinu’s Insta story where she is seen prying open a cardboard box with her daughter Zanskar, aka pint-sized chef and taster Zanu, did it for me. The box was filled with kids’ books, endlessly exciting for a Petra Pan like me.
I’m that adult who still goes back to her childhood favourites when I’m in need of some comfort. The catchy rhymes, playful illustrations, and simple storytelling makes them warm, fuzzy, and just plain therapeutic.
Chef Chinu and Zanu’s treasure trove of kids’ books is a mix of endearing tales that leave you feeling happy and tingly, some that get your mini-me’s imagination jogging till they break into a magic-fuelled sweat, and classics that never fail to leave kids (and adults in need for some inspiration) enthralled.
Of course, if you want to introduce them to some real-life Indian heroes along the way — ones who have climbed mountains, changed history and even a little boy who built life-saving robots — don’t forget to pick up a copy of our children’s book, When I Grow Up, I Want To Be, with a foreword by Twinkle Khanna.