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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
My Pandemic Diary by Dr. Vedika Agrawal and Dr. Kunal Das is an engaging story written in rhyming verses about the times we live in currently. An eleven-year-old girl is confined to home, although she is not sick, but because of the corona pandemic. Initially, she enjoyed being at home but now she is missing school, missing her friends, and feeling trapped. Schools and markets are closed and the park where she plays is deserted and quiet. Everyone was asked to stay at home and follow the rules and her grandmother encouraged her to use this time wisely. The girl made an activity chart and followed it and though the lockdown was extended, she kept herself busy exploring and learning new things. She wished for the past and her mom advised her to keep her calm whenever she was in doubt. Let us read the book and see how the little girl kept herself occupied during the corona pandemic.
Dr. Vedika Agrawal and Dr. Kunal Das tackle a relevant topic with expertise and finesse and give it a positive outlook. Creative Knot gives clarity to the concept and the subject with colorful and charming illustrations that make it palpable to readers. The story is a good way to show youngsters how they can stay positive during these difficult times. The activity page is fun and interactive and will help readers reflect on what is shared in the story. My Pandemic Diary is a good book for tutors and parents to use for storytelling and read-aloud sessions to explain the corona pandemic in an interesting way. The book gives good tools and suggestions on how to keep themselves occupied while waiting for this difficult phase to end.