The students of grades 3, 4 and 5 were fortuntate to be invited to attend the Story Xpress’ ‘Climb Kahani Tree’ workshop at Tata Lit Live, NCPA. It was a bilingual story-telling workshop, where the children got an opportunity to not only hear from two very fine children’s authors but also interact with children representing several other organisations in the city.

The first story was ‘Lalu Bokyachya Goshti’, written and illustrated by Madhuri Purandare, read by Varsha Sahasrabuddhe. For the second story, Katie Bagli read a story about crows from her book ‘The Less Liked Lovables’.

Both readings were followed by activities based on the stories, and the children later were very happy to receive two story books each to cultivate a fondness for reading from a young age.