Mina vs. the Monsoon

Mina vs. the Monsoon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949528985
Publisher: Yali Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 829,694
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Rukhsanna Guidroz is a former elementary school teacher. Her Persian-Indian father and Chinese mother inspired her love for traveling. After studying in London and Paris, she moved to Hong Kong where she worked as a journalist. She now lives in Hawaii, where she teaches and writes in her spare time.

Debasmita Dasgupta enjoys drawing children with big eyes and shining smiles in a world of bright colors. After her first picture book The Friday Fair (KATHA India) was published in 2010, she has gone on to illustrate 11 more books. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Singapore, and Thailand. She is also the founder of My Father Illustrations, an online movement to amplify voices of fathers who fearlessly defend the rights of their daughters. She lives and works in Singapore.

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Mina vs. the Monsoon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MountainChickenLady 5 months ago
This is a delightful book about a little girl, Mina, who wants to play soccer, but can't because of the rainy weather outside. (It is monsoon season). She can't understand why her mother won't let her. She tries to distract herself, but just can't. Then she discovers that her mother used to play soccer, and she gives her her old jersey, and the rain stops, and they go out and play together. I love that the mother used to play, and still plays with her daughter. I also love that Mina has such a passion for playing. The book is supposed to get girls interested in playing, because that builds their confidence, and helps keep them in school, so they can get a good education. The pictures are bright and colorful, and we get to learn words and things in Urdu and Hindi, both by use in context, as well as a glossary at the end of the book. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
AdrianaB 6 months ago
A lovely story about a girl who wants to play soccer even though it's raining season. So, her mom is helping her continue her game by joining her outside. The illustrations are nice, colorful, but I did not like it much. Thanks Netgalley for this copy.