Today is my stop on the bookstagram tour for Big Splash Circus by Karina Choudhrie, so I decided to also share it on my blog, and I am excited to be sharing a review from not only me, but also my 4 year old daughter with you all.
A massive thank you to @KaleidoscopicBT and Clink Street Publishing for allowing me to be a part of the tour, and for providing me with a beautiful copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review.
Big Splash Circus is the greatest show under the sea, but Lantern Fish the popcorn seller is fed up. He is bored with selling his popcorn and wishes he could be an important star in the show, like his friends Crab, Jellyfish and Starfish. Lantern Fish s friends offer to help him find his talent, but he s no good at playing the trumpet like Crab, or juggling like Jellyfish. Starfish offers to swap jobs with Lantern Fish and Lantern Fish gets to ride Starfish s unicylce in the circus while Starfish sells Lantern Fish s popcorn and snacks. But Starfish is hopeless at selling popcorn and snacks and Lantern Fish turns into the star of the show when he rides backwards, and then upside down in a wibbly wobbly line. Blowfish the ringmaster tells Lantern Fish he has lots of special talents. He makes everyone laugh and is also very good at selling his popcorn and snacks. Lantern Fish is happy. He realises he is an important part of the show.
Big Splash Circus is a sweet, and fun story, but with an important message for children that you can’t always be good at everything or the same things as your friends, but if you keep trying, you will find what you are good at and be happy, and that’s what matters. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and each character has their own personality.
Evelyn said that she likes that they are all happy for Lantern Fish when he finds his talent. Her favourite character is Sunfish, because she’s good at drawing, and Evelyn also loves to draw.
We really enjoyed reading this book together, and I highly recommend it for all parents with young children!
About The Author:
Karina is Creative Director of K&CO which produces fine Jewellery. A Gemologist by profession, Karina is personally involved in the design process of all of the brand’s creations. She takes inspiration from many sources all over the world, including her birthplace in India. Having started her own fine jewellery business in 2009, Karina has since established business roots in London, despite the business having a global reach.
Aside from running her own business, Karina has written a Children’s Story book “Big Splash Circus” which has been a labour of love from its creation with all it’s unique characters and illustrations designed by Karina. The book has been published and is available worldwide.
In 2014, Karina was approached by The Elephant Parade which is responsible for the world’s largest elephant tour. The tour features life size model elephants which are hand painted and designed by selected artists from all backgrounds. Karina created two elephants called “Than Ying” and “Ice Creamy” which have been unveiled and toured the UK culminating in an auction. The Elephant Parade is close to Karina’s heart as she was brought up in India and it fights for the preservation of the Indian elephant which is an endangered species.
Karina is a supporter of The UK National Committee for UN Women, which is the voice for UN Women in the UK, and supports the work of UN Women in its mission for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Karina is also on The Board of The Columbia Children’s Hospital in New York and is a global guardian for UNICEF. Karina’s philanthropic approach is something that is constantly evolving, as is her business.
As a naturally creative person, Karina, alongside her husband, has a keen eye for art and they are passionate collectors, having amassed a wide array of modern, European and Indian art on their travels. As a mother of two, Karina has become increasingly interested in nutrition and general wellbeing and has several qualifications in this field.
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