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Living Next Door To Alise – by Anita Nair

A book review by Iresh Shenoy

Hello! My name is Iresh Shenoy and I am seven-years-old. Today I am writing about ‘Living Next Door to Alise’ by Anita Nair. 

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A few days back, I had reviewed Anita Nair’s other book ‘Who Let Nonu Out’. I really liked that book. I hope you read that review and also read the Nonu book. 

‘Living Next Door To Alise’ is about a boy who is nine-years-old. His name is Siddharth. Siddharth finds an elephant living next to his house and then the elephant starts to talk to him! The elephant tells Siddharth that her name is Alise and soon they become best friends. 

Iresh shows off his two Anita Nair books, which he hopes to get signed from her soon!

Alise is very intelligent and very good at maths! She knows so many things and wants to learn more things. So one day she follows Siddharth and goes to his school! 

The way Alise shocks everybody at Siddharth’s school is very funny. I was laughing very much when I read how the teachers and students reacted to Alise talking and peeping from the window! 

Another funny thing is when Alise joins Siddharth at a house party and finishes all the food! That food was for all the guests and Alise finishes all of it! Right after that, they run into the forest and get lost. Can they get out and come back home?

My favourite part in the book was when Alise and Siddharth find lots of wild elephants in the nearby forest. The drawing in the book showing lots of elephants in the forest. This made me feel very very happy.

But there was a Bearded Bandit in the forest. He wanted to kill all the elephants for their ivory tusks! Siddharth and Alise wanted to help the wild elephants and catch the Bearded Bandit. 

Can Siddharth and Alise fight and defeat the Bearded Bandit? Will they be able to come back home? Or will they get trapped by the Bearded Bandit? You need to read the book to find out.

I liked reading this book by Anita Nair as it was very funny and interesting. It also shows friendship is important. It made me read one page after another, and I finished the book very quickly! I hope you read it and have fun. 

Have you read this book or any other book by Anita Nair? If you like some other book let me know. I would like to read it too. 

See you soon! 

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Who Let Nonu Out? – By Anita Nair

A book review by Iresh Shenoy

Hi! My name is Iresh Shenoy and I am seven-years-old. Today I am going to write about the book ‘Who Let Nonu Out’. This book is written by Anita Nair. 

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What I know about Anita Nair is that she has written at least two books: ‘Who Let Nonu Out’ and ‘Living Next Door To Alise’. I have read both of these books and I liked both of them.

Iresh poses with his latest two reads: books by Anita Nair

Today I am writing about ‘Who Let Nonu Out’, which is a story of a baby squirrel named Nonu. I will write about the other book another day. Nonu lives with his family and the story starts with him being sick in bed. 

Nonu wants to see the world. One day he comes out of his house and then he gets lost from his family. This book is about his adventures in trying to get back to his home and family. As I was reading this book, I was worried if Nonu will be able to get back or will he die, eaten by a lion or killed by a dog. 

At one time, I was so scared that I asked my father, “Baba, will Nonu die or will he go home?” I am so happy I read this book, from start to end. I think you should read this book, because it is very interesting and while you are reading you may be scared too. It is fun. 

Let me know if you have read this or any other book by Anita Nair.  I want to hear from you.

See you soon!