Thursday 4 July 2024

Book Review: The Adventures of Ed-a-Mamma: Ed Finds A Home by Alia Bhatt

When Alia Bhatt, a renowned Indian actress, stepped into the world of children's literature with her debut book, The Adventures of Ed-a-Mamma: Ed Finds A Home, it was a moment that sparked curiosity and interest. We've delved into the pages of this unique creation, and here's our review of Ed Finds A Home by Alia Bhatt, the first book she's published with Penguin Publishers. 

Book Review: The Adventures of Ed-a-Mamma: Ed Finds A Home by Alia Bhatt

Ed Finds A Home Alia Bhatt

Book Cover: 

The book cover of Ed Mamma's Finding a New Home is a subtle illustration with colors of a young girl sitting with her pet. This beautiful cover sets the tone of the book.

Author of Ed Finds A Home: 

Alia Bhatt had a vision for the book and the series Adventures of Ed-a-Mamma. The book is co-authored by Vivek Kamath & Shabnam Minwalla. So, all the backslashes received on social media about Alia Bhatt turning author in just a few days have answers. 

Cute yet Futuristic Story Plot: 

The name of the girl in the Alia Bhatt's book is, of course, Alia! 

Alia, the lead character in the book, often needs clarification as she hears many sounds and does not know their source. She tries to figure it out but has no luck. One day, Alia meets a puppy and falls in love with it, and then she realizes that she has superpower and can listen to animals and other living beings. She wishes to keep the puppy as her pet, but her parents disagree. Will she convince her parents to keep a puppy, or does she have to bid goodbye for you to read?

Iluustrator: Tanvi Bhat

In every children book, the illustrator's role is pivotal, and in the case of Ed Finds a New Home, it's no different. Tanvi Bhat's illustrations are a visual treat, perfectly complementing the Story and characters.

Illustrator Tanvi Bhat has done a remarkable job setting the book's tone as soothing and clear characters with the correct expressions. The puppy Ed is so adorable with a bow. Colors in the book are aesthetic and have a soothing effect on the reading experience.

What's the best in the book:

  • Alia is a kind girl who wishes to help everyone. Empathy is an important lesson to teach children early, and author Alia Bhatt has done a fair job in this regard.
  • Saving the environment is the need of the hour, and the book holds the key element.
  • Having the crow as the narrator of the story is really interesting.
  • The swift thinking of Alia makes the story move at a good pace.
  • Alia's parents are not showcased as traditional but in a contemporary household setting. Such changes in storytelling are essential as children perceive things as they see. 
  • The book instills in young children a sense of responsibility towards the environment.
  • Adventures of Ed Mamma: Ed Finds a New Home is the first book in the country to be printed on FSC certified paper.

Where you can grab the book:

Book: Adventures of Ed Mamma: Ed Finds a New Home

Author: Alia Bhatt

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genre: Children Book (Age: 5 years and up)

Online: Amazon & all leading online platforms

Pages: 35

My Rating: 5/5

Final Word: 

If you wish to select a storybook that imbibes compassion for pets, empathy for the environment, and respect for elders, this is the book you can choose. It is perfect for children aged 3 to 8. In her debut book, author Alia Bhatt has done a star job. As Alia Bhatt's movie has smashed all the records, the first book in the series is all set to make a high mark with everything right.