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About Anitha Rathod
Anitha Rathod is an author and illustrator who believes in enriching kids’ lives through interesting stories with lively pictures. She is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow [IIM-L] with an MBA degree, specialised in Human Resources and Finance. She worked with corporates for about 9 years.
Anitha quit her corporate career to pursue her passion for creating books that bring the joy of reading, give wings to creativity and imagination, and at the same time sensitise today's children on various topics. Writing stories for children gives her immense pleasure and she cherishes the moments when kids enjoy every bit of her stories and sink into the imaginative world.
She enjoys writing articles on various topics ranging from entrepreneurship to religious-tolerance. As an illustrator, she continues to bring her characters to life through her lively and colourful illustrations.
When she is not writing or illustrating, she loves to spend time with her 2 young kids. She is also a marathon runner and enjoys swimming.
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Learn the legend behind the most celebrated festival in India and understand the rituals and traditions associated with Diwali. The book brings you a magical story and the mythological significance of Diwali celebration.
Come, let’s celebrate Diwali with Jay and Tina as they prepare and look forward to celebrating this special day with their family.
Julia loves to play with all her toys, especially, the alphabets, that amuse her more than anything else. Some of them have cute nicknames too. As she starts saying, “I CAN’T” the letters I, C, A, N and T dance in joy and soon they become her favorite letters. The letter T stays silent but grows taller every time Julie says, “I CAN’T”. One day, Julia realizes it is time to give up the T and it’s the only way she could try new things and make her parents happy. And when she lets go of T, things turn around for Julia. With “I CAN” she could do wonders.
A motivating and inspiring book for young children.
Children have genuine fears and anxiety when trying new things. It takes a great deal of effort for the parents to help their kids overcome these fears and discover the joy and adventure in learning and experiencing new skills. This books will come handy for parents who want to inculcate a positive attitude and encourage their kids to be brave.
Fostering the I CAN attitude
Kids who believe they can always find ways to succeed and move ahead in life with confidence. A clever way to tell your child that there is nothing that they cannot do. Everything is possible with a simple change in attitude.
A fantastic way to learn:
Just say "I CAN" and see how things turn around for you.
It's the attitude that makes all the difference.
It is our belief that can convert a problem into a challenge and lets us encounter every hurdle with enthusiasm.
It is important to teach our kids from the very beginning that with the right attitude they can achieve just about anything in life. This book in its own unique way conveys the message that nothing is impossible if only we have the right attitude and keep saying "I CAN" and keep aside our self-doubts.
Learn how Julia (the character in the book) develops a positive outlook and confidence by just considering the letter 'T' silent in "I CAN'T" and with this overcomes fears and doubts.
The illustrations are pleasing and colourful. Children will fall in love with the pictures.
“Miku says find me,” is an interactive and fun-filled book created to excite your child with every turn of the page. Miku takes you to places inside the book that you may have never known before. Play with this book and HAVE FUN! Turn the pages and enjoy the clever text while playing hide and seek with a little girl named Miku. Miku hides in the living room, her bedroom, and then in her backyard. Little peeks of Miku's hair or shoes or fingers can be traced if you look closely and this element can take kids by immense surprise. Kids will experience sheer joy and excitement as they search for Miku, and find her hiding in unlikely places.
Miku also shows you her favorite hiding places within the book, taking you on a journey of delightful discovery. These places are cleverly hidden inside the book, which inspires the kids to use their imagination. The lively, fun and colorful illustrations add to the fun element of the book. The text is in rhyming and also simple and easy, so an early reader can follow through without any difficulty.
Reedsy Discovery Review: "Can you find Miku? Turn the pages and enjoy the clever text while playing hide and seek with a little girl named Miku. Miku hides in her bedroom, then in her backyard and then she shows you her favorite hiding places within the book, taking you on a journey of delightful discovery. This creative book will enchant young children as they search for and find Miku. The lively illustrations invite children to think about all the different places that they can hide. There is also a seek and find element because little peeks of Miku's hair or shoes are visible upon closer inspection of illustrations."
Gaining knowledge of our mythology and ancient traditions that make up the true spirit of the celebrations not only helps us appreciate them better but also lets us engage positively. With this view, the book is created to help kids discover the legend of the Holi festival and also introduce them to the rituals associated with the festival including why we play with colors and how the festival got its name. The mythological characters in the story like Hiranyakashyap, Prahlad and Holika, teach us a valuable lesson that the good always prevails over evil and arrogance can destroy the most powerful. The enchanting and lively pictures add to the reading experience.
Every festival comes with an interesting story and through these stories, we understand and appreciate the true meaning of our culture and values. So, let us explore and understand these festivals and learn to celebrate them the right way. As we learn to appreciate the reasons behind the festivals, customs, and traditions associated with them, we can truly enjoy and follow them for generations to come.
About the author:
Anitha Rathod is a full-time author. She also likes to illustrate her books, as it gives her the liberty to depict the characters and settings exactly the way she imagined them. Her writings are mostly imaginative and fun. She believes that stories must resonate with today’s readers and should be easy to comprehend. Therefore she tries to keep her stories simple, fun, distinctive and full of fantasy.
About the Author:
Anitha Rathod was born in Hyderabad, India. She studied Finance and Human Resources from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. She worked with corporates for more than 9 years, before she decided to pursue her passion for writing and creating books. She is a mother of two young and naughty kids and currently lives in Hyderabad with her husband and two kids.
In the last book, "The silent T," Julia learns that the letter T is silent when one says, 'I can't' and now in this book she discovers the new meaning to the word, 'Impossible.' A captivating book that teaches young kids that nothing is impossible if one has the determination and the will to follow their dreams. A book that inspires never give up attitude.
This book is part of the festival series by Anitha Rathod that includes books on Diwali, Holi, Ramadan and Christmas.
Well, Shelly is too excited to meet Santa this Christmas. She wants to make a cute little stocking and hopes to receive gifts from Santa. She finds a purple bag to stitch a stocking long and wide enough to hold as many gifts as any stocking can. She then waits for Santa and tries to stay awake all night. But guess what, she dozes off. The stocking then comes to action. It flies towards the town to explore the grandeur on the Christmas Eve. On its magical adventure, it meets other colorful stockings and wanders around the town.
Soon enough, the stocking loses its way back to Shelly. Will the stocking reach Shelly by Christmas morning? Will Shelly get gifts this Christmas from Santa? Read and find out.
A magical story that holds the faith in Christmas and lifts the spirit this holiday season.
A cute story that inspires us to believe in our actions. Teaches us to remain hopeful and positive.
Explore bright and colorful illustrations that make this book even more enjoyable. Apt for kids aged 3-8 and early readers. The rhyming text is fun to read. An easy and simple text, is ideal for kids beginning to read Great for a Christmas gift.
Happy reading and Merry Christmas.
As Ali takes us through his first experience of the Ramadan fast, we learn the traditions and significance of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is not just about fasting; it is also about devotion, compassion, and patience.
The Series "Unravel Festivals" is all about discovering traditions and customs associated with different festivals. Festivals are integral to the cultural and social life. They bring us all together and add exuberance to our lives. Festivals have a way to cut across different regions and cultures.
Every festival comes with an interesting story and through these stories, we understand and appreciate the true meaning of our culture and values. So, let's explore these festivals and learn to celebrate them the right way. As we learn to appreciate the reasons behind the festivals, customs, and traditions associated with them, we can truly enjoy and follow them for generations to come.