# Teen Tonic #Book Review #I am Elephant, I am Butterfly… Lives of others, our own lives

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandchild about life: ‘A fight is going on inside of me..It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolvees. One wolf is evil- he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, guilt, self-pity, resentment, inferiority, deception, false pride, ego, and superiority. The other wolf is good- he …

In blossom – the beauty of a spring day

‘In blossom’ is a gentle and dreamy book with gorgeous minimalist pictures. It has this uncanny ability to take you from whatever emotions you have been experiencing and transport you into a spring garden on a ’breeze-blowing’, ‘sun-twinkling day’. There are two characters in the book. Cat has just found a perfect spot for her …

a dreamy and surreal world of whales and child imagination

With its stunning watercolour illustrations, Ida and the Whale will take you on a journey into a dreamy world of a child’s imagination.  Ida is a quiet and curious child. She often sits outside her birch tree house and wonders if there is anything beyond the sun, the moon and the stars. One night she …

Beauty is in the eye of a beholder…

 Little White fish is a cute and super-friendly creature who would love to know what the most beautiful thing in the ocean is. Little Octopus, Little Turtle, Little Goldfish, Little Seahorse, Little Starfish and Little Snail have different opinions, all of which are valid and true.I loved the layout, pictures and the font of this …

Cyberpunk meets surfing

I grew up on science fiction- Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ursula Le Guin, Clifford Simak, John Windham… But among the very first ones was Roger Zelazny and his Coils. Oh, how I wanted to be able to travel inside its computer-generated reality.If you are 12-13, love computers and are about to venture into the world …

Old favourites -Left hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Truth is a matter of the imagination… It is not easy to limit this hauntingly beautiful novel to one central idea. It is about difficulty of communication, about dualism and wholeness, war and civilization, friendship, trust and human relationships. All of this is set in a cold cold world where the mark of civilization is …

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