An Experience We All Need From Time To Time: Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear
Edina, MD, December 2, 2014 – Charming and captivating, Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear! (Kommuru Books) is a treasure for the family bookshelf. A father himself, author Subhash Kommuru couldn’t find the books he wanted to read to his son, so he and his wife set out to create them.
Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear! is a positive message about bullying, teamwork and the power of a mother’s love. Subhash and Sujata Kommuru immigrated to the U.S. from India and seek to fill their son’s childhood with the diversity, traditional wisdom and cultural values they remember from their own youth. The time-honored structure of the fable lends its strength to their stories; animal characters reveal truth in familiar patterns.
Shastriji is a wise old chicken who always has an answer until the vile crow Kaalia comes along, up to no good. Attempts to thwart the crow backfire one after the other. Will Kaalia’s tyranny end? What if the right question is not “how” but “why?” The funny, action-packed story becomes a tribute to motherhood when a mother’s love overcomes all odds and propels Ganga to do something that dazzles everyone in Anand Nagar.
As in the very best of children’s literature, the gentle humor appeals to a younger audience while adults appreciate more subtle touches. Action and suspense cut through the age gap without obscuring the important moral lesson of the story.
Mesmerizing illustrations, rendered with love by Sujata Kommuru, capture every nuance of the tale in great detail and every character has been very carefully portrayed and designed. They have also published Bargad, available in Hindi and English, and Subhash is the author of The Magic of Friendship. The Kommurus have the heart, the talent and the skill to combine the beauty and mystery of an age-old culture with a sensible message that honors love and family in the 21st century.
Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear!
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The Children’s Book Review: “Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear! is an entertaining fable about the resolve of a community and the infinite extent of a mother’s love…Kommuru’s story teaches how the success of a community depends on more than just one leader, it takes the participation of all members and sometimes, a hero can emerge from the crowd. Additionally, this fable demonstrates to children that though the village was afraid of Kaalia’s wrath, that fear was conquered by the strength of a mother’s love, which is a powerful and comforting message. These important lessons, accompanied by vivid illustrations of adorable chickens, make Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear! a delightful fable to share with readers of all ages.”
Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review: “Sujata Kommuru provides warm, fun crayoned backgrounds and drawings…magic is born from an unexpected place, right at home….The overall theme celebrating motherhood and bravery is accompanied by insights on the threat of evil and how to handle it….the lovely crayon illustrations…lend a bright personality to the overall effort that will delight budding young artists, while the story’s gentle moral messages and celebration of mothers successfully evolves in an unexpected way. The result is a picture book reader that is a fun, different standout…and a special recommendation for any collection strong in multicultural settings, fables, and animal stories.”
Kathryn Starke, Founder/CEO, Creative Minds Publications, LLC: “This cute tale reminds the reader of the true value of a mother’s love. Even though evil surrounds the pleasant village in this story, it is the everlasting love that saves the day. This book brings that statement to life.”
Nayan Soni, animator and Illustrator: “A great read-along, or bedtime book with awesome use of imagination to give Indian flavor to the story. Cute, expressive and charming illustrations complimenting this heart warming storyline make this book – A very good read!”