The first book in a series on Hanuman,
The god that Amma likes best.
The trouble he got into as a baby,
Trying to gobble up the sun for breakfast.
Born in the being of the Wind god,
Blessed with mighty Shiva's divinity,
The story of the hard lesson that he learned:
That great power comes with great responsibility.
"Amme Tell Me" is a charming and informative series of children's books that introduces the major Hindu festivals and figures to young readers, and are perfect for families wanting to share stories of Hinduism with their children or for educators looking for resource on the Hindu culture for their students. Written in rhyme with vivid, captivating illustrations, this series brings Hindu mythology to its readers in a fun and non-preachy way. The Series has ten books on the festivals of Holi, Diwali, and on the Hindu gods Krishna, Hanuman and Ganesha.
About the Author
Bhakti Mathur's love for books started at a very young age. Her mother was a librarian, and as a child she ended up spending many hours in the library. Work brought Bhakti and her husband to Hong Kong in 2001 and coming from the hustle and bustle of Delhi and Mumbai, they settled in immediately and the city is now truly home. The idea for the Amma, Tell Me series came as a way to introduce her older son, Shiv, to Indian mythology and festivals. The name Klaka came from Shiv himselfhe came back home from school one day and announced that "Shiv" didn’t cut it and he should be henceforth be addressed only as Klaka! She started her career as an investment banker. After a couple of other roles in the finance world, she ended up as a private banker, and now currently works for a major Asian bank.