Pongal 2-Books Bundle
This bilingual Tamil children's book bundle is part of a series of 4 books based on the 4 days of Pongal. The Pongal 2-Books Bundle includes Book 1 - The story of Bogi and Book 2 - The story of Thai Pongal.
Both Ulu Ulu Ulu Pongal and Bogi are engaging, colourful and engrossing books written by our very own and talented Peniel Prabakaran. Perfect books to read and enjoy with your children. Great books for them to practice pronouncing Tamil words. My daughter, Kaitlyn loves reading these books with me, and I feel proud to teach my daughter our Tamil culture and traditions. These books also have fun colouring activities which keeps my daughter engaged and captivated throughout. These books also have English translation which is a bonus. Tamil reading tips and guidelines are helpful when pronouncing certain words and non-native Tamil speakers can make real good use of these guidlines. Ulu Ulu Ulu Pongal meaning festival of harvest portrays how Pongal festival is celebrated by Tamils all over the world. Cooking Pongal in a new pot under the sun, wearing new dresses, cleaning, and decorating houses, putting colourful kolams, shouting “Pongalo Pongal” when the milk boils and overflows are all beautifully illustrated in this book. Graphics were beautifully done, and it is very creative and advanced. I am very proud of Peni for doing such an amazing job with this book. We don’t get to see all these Tamil festivals and traditions often when living in the western world, but I am glad I can find amazing books like these which beautifully showcase our culture. Thanks to Kelir books for this creation. When I read “Bogi” book to my daughter, she took her toy drum and started saying “dum dum dum dumdamakku dandanakka”. She absolutely loves this book, and she was very engaged and excited while I was reading this book. Once again Peni and her team did an excellent job explaining the reason behind Bogi celebration. Thank you for these two amazing books and I am looking forward to many more of your creations.
First of all, We love reading these books to our son Ethan. I’m also learning how to pronounce properly with the cheat sheet given in the beginning of the book and the audio code that was provided with the book 🙂 It is important for me to teach Ethan Gujarati and Tamil both. While I talk to him in Gujarati, my tamil is not great so books are the easiest way to introduce Tamil culture to him. These books help us fill in the cultural gap so we can teach him Tamizh festivals with proper stories and meaning behind them. We Did not find much bilingual books in Tamil like these which have English wordings as well. Some were available but meant for older kids. I love how these can be used for infants to toddlers all age. So far he enjoys listening to these stories. And have become part of his bedtime routine.
Thank you for this good Initiative. Its really helpful for my baby to learn about our festivals and tamil Culture. Books are very attractive too with colorful pictures. Its Very important to have a book like this. Looking forward.
Let me begin by saying that this book deserves a 5 star rating and kudos to the team for thinking upon such a book that depicts the importance of Tamil language and its culture amongst children. Being a parent staying away from my home country, yet trying to instil the importance of my mother tongue - Tamil to my child has always been a challenge and this book is my rescue. The Kelir book is made super easy that every child can read on his / her own. Many children won’t know how to read Tamil by looking at the original scripts but in this book every word is given in English so that it is easy for the children to read by themselves, even the parents who aren’t a native speaker of the language can read it too. Finding such a treasure trove is very very arduous these days and I haven’t found any as such yet! And above everything else, my kid loves to read it almost everyday and she has articulated few words and now she uses them in her conversations at home! As an Indian parent I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning the Tamil language and it’s culture.
I'm so grateful for books that expose my children to the Tamil language and culture in such a vibrant way. The illustrations are engaging and the transliteration is very helpful. We look forward to reading these books for years to come!
I am always looking out for cultural books to expose my children to Different cultures. Our children absolutely love these books! What a great way for them to engage with Tamil. I love that it caters To all levels, whether a person simply wants to have a fun story or they want to really go into depth in the language and learn.