Bindis can be big and small, red and blue, long and sparkly! Join Noor and Neel as their tiger friend Moochhar Singh leads them to a land filled with colourful characters, all of them wearing their favourite bindis! The story is written in three lines of text - Hindi script, English transliteration, as well as English translation. So whether you already read and speak Hindi… just speak it … or are new to it entirely - Meri Bindi gives busy parents a fun and imaginative bedtime resource to share with their children. It’s a wonderful way to cement language learning early in your child’s life. The first of the My Duniya series of bilingual Hindi-English books, Meri Bindi is filled with imaginative handmade illustrations and extra pages of Hindi vocabulary.
Journalist Anu Anand published this bilingual book in 2016. Playfully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Lavanya Karthik, this book tells the story of two children using their imaginations while playing with bindis. It is well constructed with repetitive dialog and simple vocabulary, making it an easy bedtime story. Plus, you don’t need to know how to read Hindi to read this book! The English transliteration of the Devanagari script can help you build Hindi literacy skills.
Adding this book to your bilingual collection is an easy way to support your children’s journey of learning the Hindi language.
✅ Glossary of over 30 vocabulary words
✅ Illustrations of a kid's life in India
✅ Easy to learn, repetitive phrases in Hindi
✅ Written in Hindi with English transliteration and translation
✅ 20 pages
"I bought this book because my baby is obsessed with Bindis. And this a wonderful book", Kamaleshwari, 2019
Combine with the purchase of a set of Hindi vocabulary cards for the best value and the ultimate Hindi language starter kit.
Want to know more? Check out our blogpost where we Interview the Author.