About the Book
Title: Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear! | Author: Subhash Kommuru | Illustrator: Sujata Kommuru | Publication Date: October, 2014 | Publisher: Kommuru Books | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8
Book Description: Shastriji is a wise old chicken who always has an answer for How…. until comes the vile crow Kaalia who is up to no good. All of Shastriji’s ideas to deal with Kaalia one after other backfires. What if the right question was not “How” but “Why”? Could there be an end to the tyranny of Kaalia?
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Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear!”
Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear! received 30 new reviews on Amazon, 24 new reviews on Goodreads, and 22 bloggers posted reviews on their websites through this Book Review Blitz.
WS Momma Readers Nook: “This is really a GREAT story for teachers to use for anti-bullying purposes as well as any parent to teach their child about bullies. But most of all it teaches us that a mothers love really CAN conquer any fear … and that a mother will go to any length to protect her child Really loved it, if I could give it 10 stars I would!”
Sassy and Dangerous: “A funny and action packed story, glorifying motherhood. A Mother?s love takes center stage to fight against all odds and propels Ganga to do something that dazzles everyone in Anand Nagar.”
1:25 am Reviews: “My heart was touched with the introduction of the mother (& babies.) It was such a beautiful moment, teaching children that they are a blessing even though their families and community may be facing hardships. While it’s a touching tale about the importance of uniting together, nothing quite compares to a mother’s love.”
Tiffiny (Amazon): “With the colorful, if childlike, illustrations of Sujata, and the storytelling of Subhash Kommuru, this parenting duo bring us a splash of Hindu culture to share ideas that cross all boundaries.”
Jane Ritz: “I really liked this book. It tells such a compelling story. It could be used easily in classroom when addressing bulling or things that scare them. The illustrations are beautiful crayon drawings.”
Heart of a Philanthropist: “I liked the fun child-folkart drawings. They were simple and easy to follow. I liked the story line. The words were easy for a child to understand.”
Hide-n-(Sensory)-Seeking: “I really like that this story incorporates unique cultural elements while being completely relatable to any family. The illustrations of the chickens are so cute and colorful, and I like that the chickens are portrayed as clever, smart, and brave (because they have sort of been dumbed down in many books and movies).”
Books Direct: “This is a story about bullying and overcoming fear. The moral is, as the title states, that “mother’s love can conquer any fear”; a mother will go to any lengths to protect her young. I loved the colorful crayon drawings by Sujata Kommuru, made to look like children’s drawings. Even the text appears to be hand-written in crayon.“
Cyndi F. (Goodreads): “I liked a lot about this story. As a pre-k teacher for many years, I am always looking for books that I can use in the class room and read to the kids that have multi-cultural names and themes in them… I really liked the story line, and the pictures are very cute, they are crayola like drawings that kids could draw if they wanted to making it a great class room book in that manner…”
LAWonder (Amazon): “It is a good “story time” book and also a good early reader.”
Inderpreet U. (Goodreads): “Overall the story also gives a view of India and a good lesson as well as a encouraging story.”
My Life, Loves and Passion: “My 5 1/2 yr old loved it. It has a great message that Love can conquer fear if you believe. Beautiful art work and beautiful story!”
Amanda’s Books and More: “Amanda enjoyed this story very much. She thought the illustrations were beautifully drawn and she laughed at the ending.“
The Book Lovers Lounge: “This book has a humorous take on what a mom – or even a dad – will do for their children. Children should never forget how important they are to their parents and that parents will do anything and everything to protect their children. This is a great book to cuddle to every night and helps show family love.”
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “Great art work. Love the pictures.“
BeachBoundBooks: “I like how this story addresses the issue of bullying and that the chickens seek help in dealing with the bully. This is such an important topic for children and knowing they can stick together to deal with cruel people makes a big difference. The story also teaches children that their parents love for them is incredibly powerful and compels parents to protect their little ones at all cost. Children will find the vibrant illustrations appealing and parents will enjoy the lessons learned.“
Amy B. (Amazon): “A great read for all! This is a cute quick read for children… The book was spot on what a mother wouldn’t do for her children. Definitely a must read!”
Bound 4 Escape: “This is a children’s book about chickens who live on a farm and they have a great life until a crow decides to terrorize them. Despite their best efforts, the crow continues until the happy farm is ruined. They are finally saved when the crow goes after one of the chicks and the mom saves the chick, saves the day, and ultimately saves the farm.“
Mamas Reviewing It!: “This is a sweet, heartwarming story about a mean bully who is stopped by none other than a mother’s love for her babies. The pictures in this book are creatively fun, drawn in crayon-style. The characters exude ancient wisdom because of the authors’ personal touch of their Indian heritage, which makes the book extra special.“
The Blended Blog: “Theme: just as the cover says…mother’s love and conquering fear. The message couldn’t have been told better. A picture book that young children will love as well and those beginning to read. Funny, action filled with a beautiful message.“
A Casual Reader’s Blog: “This is a very cute book. I loved the story… The pictures in this book are all very bright and interesting. This book does a great job of telling a beautiful story that will mean something to mothers and children all over the world.“
Bing Icefairy (Amazon): “This is a story I can easily relate to. Being a mom myself, I feel empowered by my children. Nothing can stop me from protecting them. The power of motherhood as exemplified in the book is universal among all creatures including human beings. The illustrations are colorful and appealing to children who love to paint their world with crayons. The language is easy to follow for early readers. My 6 year old had no problem reading and understanding the book independently.”
Tessa P. (Child’s Review, 7 ~ Amazon UK): “I think the book was very nice and I think my mummy would do what Ganga did. The book was very detailed and with very nice pictures, the chickens were very colourful, the little chick was very cute. I would read it again and again and again in one week! I enjoyed it very much!”
Crystal M. (Goodreads): “The illustrations in this book are drawn as if by a child, which fits in with the target audience. It’s nice to see a different style from the now-popular computer-generated artwork.”
Jenn G. (Amazon Canada): “A sweet story that introduces children to Indian culture and language. This book reminds readers that no one person has all of the answers, and by building community and working together we can overcome the negative aspects of our lives, and find joy in the good things. It also reminds us that a mother’s love is the most powerful.”
Identity Discovery: “A mother will do anything to protect their child. I fully agree with the concept of the story, but I really wish I could pronounce the names in it. The art is something that a child will definitely appreciate.“
Christy M. (Amazon): “I really like the illustrations in this book. They are simple and done in crayon. I think that alone will give children who love to draw something to aspire to.”
PRATR: “I was more impressed with the illustrations than I was the story.”
Vincent N. (Goodreads): “The story names have a lot of the Indian culture and has some symbolism, of course. That’s why the story is pretty good.”
About the Author & Illustrator: Subhash & Sujata Kommuru
Subhash and Sujata Kommuru hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself.
Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea!
These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.