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Ikrimikri- Enchanting kids with its colourful world of books

Ikrimikri is a publication of books that deliver heartwarming stories and dazzling illustrations. The illustrations are striking enough to make any adult want to keep the books for themselves. The colourful, adorable picture books are perfect for the tiny bookworms to lose themselves in.

Ikrimikri has books for a wide age range. Some of the picture books have one or two lines of text on each page while some have a full plot development appropriate for six to ten-year-old kids. Ranabi Kak O Kaththokra, a new release, is written by Tushar Abdullah and illustrated by Rafiqun Nabi of the wildly popular comic strip Tokai. Sada Boker Tinti Chana is written by Imdadul Haq Milon, another new release with soft and loveable illustrations.

Fangsang, released on the Ekushey Book Fair 2019, focuses on a little tree-loving Garo boy called Fangsang. This book is written sophisticatedly and holds a significant message. This inspiring story contains diversity, kindness towards the leafy friends, and gives the reader a peek into the Garo culture. 

Another book representing folklore is Chandan Pahare. This one is a Santal myth featuring brotherhood, the god of fortune, and a whole lot of adventure. The art style is endearing and the initiative to celebrate cultural diversity in Bangladesh is worthy of praise.

Zirodhoni, a Bangla folklore, is the story of a girl trapped inside an oyster. This book is drawn in traditional Bengal art form, Patachita. The illustrations of this book feature bold strokes and the colours create a stunningly festive atmosphere, doing the art style justice. Lilies are a recurring theme in the book. There is also a benevolent old lady and a classic boy king. Mashing all these together, Zirodhoni leaves a lasting impression.

They have a multitude of books with an amazing selection of topics. From a classic like Chotto Golruty to bizarre and not so scary Odbhut Bod Bhoot, the books vary widely on the subject matter. Glosterer Dorjee O Onnanno Golpo is a collection of translated folklore for older kids.

Along with magic and folktale, the publication has science fiction and comics featuring the animal kingdom. They have also revamped some classic works such as Kar Dosh by Sukumar Ray. A collection of eight exciting adventures, 8 Rohossho is appropriate for older kids with wandering minds. Desher Chhora is a poem collection introducing the reader to the flowers, fruits, rivers, and traditional festivities of Bangladesh. Nodi Nebe is a significant book that is all about the rivers of Bangladesh. Mrittu Bhayal Sindhu is a story of two teens who decide to go fishing on the sea.

The psychology of the children has been clearly taken into consideration in the making of these books. The bright, eye catching illustrations are sure to appeal to the young generation. Ikrimikri's books tell the readers of humanity, love, respect, understanding and equality. The much needed qualities that should be inscribed on all young minds for the making of sensible and respectful adults.


For more information, visit www.ikrimikri.com

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