Books by Prodeepta Das

WHEN I GROW UP by Benjamin Zephaniah
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A bold, inspiring work for forward-thinking early readers. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Zephaniah answers that oft-asked adult inquiry, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" with 13 examples of everyday grown-ups following their dreams. Read full book review >
R IS FOR RUSSIA by Vladimir Kabakov
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The series is starting to suffer from its now-overfamiliar pattern, but those seeking a glossy, positive image of Russia complete with 'E is for Easter eggs' (with its wooden folk-art eggs contrasted with Fabergé eggs), can glean a sense of contemporary life and the rich history behind it. (Informational photo essay. 6-9)"
Using a combination of Russian and English words to fit into the English alphabet structure, the author tries to summon up a grand picture of Mother Russia. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The book might be useful to Bangladeshi parents who want to show their North American and British offspring their country of origin, but it doesn't produce an inkling of what life is like for children in Bangladesh now—a shame. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A is for Ankhee (eyes), B is for Bangladesh, C is for crocodile. Read full book review >
J IS FOR JAMAICA by Benjamin Zephaniah
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Children will come away more attuned to the special character of the island and its people from the more conventional, and systematic, likes of Ann Heinrichs's Jamaica (2003). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Bright, tourist-friendly photos of happy people at play alternate with views of verdant landscapes, exotic foodstuffs and typical flora and fauna in this alphabetical jaunt to Jamaica. Read full book review >