Welcome to Book Buddies
Welcome to Book Buddies
Stories,Morals and Point of Views
Review of Honeycomb, Part I
Review of Honeycomb, Part II
Review of An Alien Hand
Review of Honeydew, Part I
Review of Honeydew, Part II
Review of It so happened...
Survey Audio & Video
Interview of Rimi B Chatterjee
Visit to S P Printers, A Printing Press
Comic Strip, Animation and MS Power Point
Nine Stories Nine Morals, A Skit, Part I
Nine Stories Nine Morals, A Skit, Part II
Welcome to our Project!
We have named our team – Book Buddies. We are friends of books especially those books which children hate the most, the textbook. We have tried to show that a textbook especially a language textbook is not at all boring because it is a collection of interesting stories, articles and poems giving us life lessons and helping us to be better human beings- more content, more compassionate and above all more capable.
We chose the topic‘What lessons have you learned from a favourite book or film?’
Under this topic we have tried to review our Class VIII and Class VII English textbook. The textbook of Class VII was reviewed by two members- Ashir and Debargo; and the Class VIII textbook was reviewed by four members- I, Rimi, Akhil and Priya. We have attempted to find a moral in each lesson in our textbook.
Apart from that we have also taken an interview of a writer, visited a printing press, and wrote and acted in a skit. We had also done a survey of bookstalls. We did the survey not only in Dimapur but also in four other cities of North-eastern India. For this we took the help of people who were living in that city or was in that city at that time. We also made power-point presentation and basic animation.
To conclude I must say that this Project is not just about morals or lessons learnt from a story but also about books, about the journey of the books- from the writer’s desk to the reader’s hand. From this story we have learnt that the journey involves many turns and twists and in many ways it’s an incredible journey because the book is a bridge between the writer’s mind and the reader’s mind and the story travels through that bridge.
HONEYCOMB and AN ALIEN HAND
|Textbook in English for Class VII||Supplementary Reader in English for Class VII|
HONEYDEW and IT SO HAPPENED...
|Textbook in English for Class VIII||Supplementary Reader in English for Class VIII|
WHAT IS A BOOK REVIEW?
A book review presents a reader’s point of view about a particular book. It is written like an essay or article or report. It’s more like a feedback given to the book’s publisher or writer. The reviewer writes about what he/she liked or disliked in the book; and how it could have been better. A book review tells readers what to expect in a book. It gives a rough idea about the book- its look, content and presentation. Since a book review in many ways is more subjective and less objective, therefore, review of the same book may differ if the reviewer is different. The best thing about a review is that it spreads information about a new publication and helps us to choose books suited to our taste. In short, a book review is a critic’s opinion about a book and that opinion is not always the final word because opinions differ.
HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW?
The following things can be included in a book review-
1.Name Of Book
3.You can write about the stories you like or the stories you disliked or both.
4.Cover Page Design
5.Quality of printing/pictures
7.Connection with other subjects
Does a story always have a moral?
A story may not always have a moral. But a story tells us about life; and that knowledge about life might be treated as a moral. A story may not be outright teaching or preaching but it is a point of view about life; and that point of view enriches our experience and makes us more capable of understanding the difference between right and wrong.
Diversity of my Team
I and my team members belong to different backgrounds but we worked together equally. It was very difficult for me, Abdul and Akhil to go to the café and work there because sometimes electricity was also not there and we do not have internet connection at home. I think this created a lot of problems for others to manage things. However, Abdul made this up by doing a lot of paper work. Another problem was that I lived too far from school so it was quiet difficult for me to come for the survey and to play an active role after the school hours. On the whole working as a member of the team was great.
In our team Ashir knew how to make a power point presentation and I would say that he is an expert in that. But Akhil made an even better power point presentation. Also I liked Debargo’s writing style. I think that Abdul was the one to do most hard work. I liked Rimi’s work in the project too. She did a good job writing and directing the skit. I couldn’t do much work because I don’t have internet connection at home and I couldn’t come to school after school hours and Rimi had to teach me how to work on ThinkQuest because I’m new in Thinkquest. But I’m happy that our project is successfully done!