Diary of a Lucky Dog – Adventures of Lucky and Friends
Here comes the new Diary of a Lucky Dog, but this one is kind of different and full of adventures! Follow Lucky as he goes on a fun-filled adventure, complete with rainbow dolphins, centaurs, werewolves and so much more! In this adventurous journey all the way to Hawaii, Lucky saves his friend fighting off DANGEROUS (?!!) enemies, and makes new strange friends. So get ready to be amazed by Lucky and his BRAVE acts in Diary of a Lucky Dog – the Adventures of Lucky and Friends.
Avyukta Bhattacharjee, 13 years, studies in Class 7 in MCC Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai. She is interested in animals, particularly dogs, cats and birds.
She has a naughty dog named Lucky (who loves to chew shoes) and a mischievous cat named Snowball (who likes to steal food). Avy’s hobbies include drawing, reading and collecting random stuff (for example, old coins, bottle caps and colourful pebbles). She lives in Chennai with her family. She loves writing and aspires to become a world-renowned author some day.
Stray Clouds features a collection of short stories written by a bunch of teenagers. The stories cover a myriad of themes, some bold, some rude, some touching, some thrilling and some totally out of the world. The stories are lively and bring out the energy of the young authors and the wild thoughts that stem from their milieus. The fast pace, the sheer brilliance of the protagonists, and the beauty and context of the settings of each of the stories are sure to sweep you off your feet! This is the world we live in with all its charm and affliction … Come and experience it from the eyes of these talented youngsters!
Understanding Autism A Guide to Parents
Being informed that your child has “Autism” can be one of the most lonely, confusing, challenging and helpless times in your life. This book aims to provide support and guidance to parents and care providers by
Children and Adults with Autism are wired differently and have a different understanding of the world around them. They do not see and interact with the environment in the “neurotypical” manner. If their strengths are understood and their energies are channelled properly, we can help them achieve and reach the success that they deserve in life.
When you finish reading this book, you will appreciate every milestone that your child has achieved at their own pace and will be able to enjoy the simple joys of life together.
Dr. Radha Balachandar
In my career as a physiotherapist and mental health counsellor for the past two decades, despite various challenges, I have been fortunate enough to see happiness in the eyes of the parents by helping them mitigate the problems they face with their autistic children. After my stint at Malaysia, for the past 12 years, I have been giving therapy and guidance to hundreds of children through Kids Care Rehab Centre in Chennai. Many of the parents I’ve met at my centre have mentioned that there is no simple book, especially in the Indian context, to explain “What is Autism?” or “What are the symptoms that characterize autism?” in clear and simple terms. They inspired me to write this book. I finally put my thoughts into action, and here is my book to help and guide parents of autistic children. I strongly believe that this book will be of immense use to the parents of children with autism, lack of attention, learning difficulties and speech delay. In this book, I have clearly explained in detail the answers to various questions such as “What is autism?”, “What is lack of attention”, “What is speech delay and why do some kids speak late?”, “What therapies are available?” and “How do we handle autistic kids at home and outside?” I have described in detail the issues that autistic children face daily, on the basis of the knowledge I have gained from the children who I’ve treated over the years at our treatment centre, therapies given to them and improvements seen in them. I have also recorded the feedback given by some of the parents/caregivers. It is my motive as well as my desire that this book should be a guide for parents to identify autistic children and also to find remedy for their behavioural and other issues.