Tanu Shree’s Darkless will prepare kids for their tryst with destiny

Edition | Children’s Books
A superbly illustrated picture book with a bittersweet message of loss, hope and love, Darkless is a perfect conversation-starter to broach difficult subjects such as death, cancer, loss and grief in the family.
The book highlights the importance of loving family and friends and the need to accept sadness as a part and parcel of everyone’s life.
It teaches kids to not be afraid of any darkness they might feel but to instead reach out and find a way to always look for colour.
Talking about the book, Tanushree said: “Darkless is a coming together of sorts of my thoughts as a parent, a child, a psychologist and an observer. This is what I want my kids to know no matter how old they get. This is what all of us need to remember in our darkest hour. We all can be a little more darkless. All we need to do is open our heart to love, fear, sadness and joy.”
On a night when the moon shone and the little specks of light danced on the ceiling, Ani lay awake. ‘It’s dark,’ he said. Everything has turned dark in Ani’s life. Dobby, Nani, friends – he has them all by his side. But he pulls away from them. Will Ani ever find his way out of the dark?
About the author
Tanu Shree Singh is an Assistant Professor in Psychology. She completed her studies in Positive Psychology, a relatively new and promising branch of psychology devoted to cultivating contented, happy, fulfilling lives. She extensively writes on issues related to parenting and has been published in leading online dailies and communities. Her approach to parenting, rooted in her academic background, draws heavily from her experiences as a parent and a mentor. Her passion for reading and getting more children to read led her to set up two libraries in Faridabad and Tirthan Valley. She also supports 13 other libraries in Himachal. She is the author of Keep Calm and Mommy On, DK Indian Icons: CV Raman and has contributed to the anthologies Flipped and I’d rather read.

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