Mumsnetters pls help - book to send to India?!

(4 Posts)
alwaysalaughtobehad Wed 18-May-16 09:38:22

I have been sponsoring a girl for about 6 years. She is from a v poor background in S India. She is learning English at school. I have the opportunity to send her a parcel next week through a friend. Any ideas of a book I could include. I was thinking a kind of Usbourne vocab book maybe?
www.usborne.com/catalogue/book/1~l~lftw~7296/first-thousand-words-in-english.aspx
But I don't want something too Western...

Maybe a book is a bad idea I just thought it was something that would last.

Am sending cards and photos mainly

Any ideas v welcome - thanks!!

MoonlightandMusic Wed 18-May-16 22:19:58

That's a really lovely idea! Not sure of age range, but some suggestions here for English language books from Indian authors. Also, if you could find a story that is in both her native language and English, that might help too?

mrsmortis Thu 19-May-16 12:26:10

You could go the other way and send something that is very focused on life in the UK. There's an usborne book about London: www.amazon.co.uk/London-See-Inside-Usborne/dp/074607753X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463656997&sr=1-4&keywords=London

There's also a Topsy and Tim book about them visiting London.

iseenodust Thu 19-May-16 15:51:01

A book is a great idea. Pencils/pens too.

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