About


Hi! I am Divya Purandar from Bangalore, India, where I moved back recently after a three year stint in the United States. I now live in South Bangalore with my husband, in-laws, and a little brat who recently turned five. When I had moved to the US three years ago, I was amazed at the public library system there and felt a child-like excitement on finding  “Picture-Books”. I felt as if I was reliving my childhood!!
Reading every day is an activity I enjoy with my son and my one-on-one time with him. We’ve come a long way since the days of board books and lift-a-flap books. One day I realized that he will soon progress into reading by himself and will no longer want to be read to. That’s when the idea of a blog came to me as I felt the necessity to chronicle our experience of reading various picture books and this effort is more for me than my son as it represents a huge part of his early childhood that I would like to cherish for the rest of my life.
The name of the blog  is inspired by a Kannada children’s book series called  “Dinakkondu kathe” which means “ One story a day”. I remember how my mom used to read and narrate the stories from the book series. Thanks to her, she inspired in me a lifetime of reading.
As I moved back to my hometown after a gap of three years, I wasn't sure if I could find enough books to read to my son as I did back in Portland. But I must say that Bangalore didnt let me down when it came to availability of picture books and we were relieved to continue reading one story a day....everyday!
The purpose of this blog is not to review a book in a strict sense but more of a personal account of how my son or I felt while reading a particular book.
Hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!