Book review: Finding Om

On one of my rare browsing sessions on NetGalley, I came across a charming illustrated children’s book titled Finding Om. I was hooked right then and there!

I am a passionate – if not entirely consistent – advocate of meditating and chanting mantras and I couldn’t believe that I had just found what seemed to be the perfect book to teach my daughter to sit still and find peace and connection to the universe and everything that surrounds her. Guess what? I did find the perfect book.

Written by Rashmi S. Bismark and beautifully illustrated by Morgan Huff, the book narrates the story of an Indian African girl who hears her grandfather chanting OM and, with a curiosity known only to children, embarks on a journey of discovery.

At 9 months of age, my daughter might be too young to appreciate the book just yet, but my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I would go as far as to say that I know an adult or two who could learn a lot from Anu and her Appuppa!

Published by Mango and Marigold Press, this is my first foray into what looks like an amazing catalogue, which I can’t wait to explore more.


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