Harvardwood Heads To... KANGAROO PLAY DATE: Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing by NANDANA DEV SEN

June 03, 2017 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Bank Street Books
2780 Broadway
(106th Street)
New York, NY 10025
United States
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How many excuses can you come up with when you don't want to stop playing? Join award-winning actor, writer and child-rights activist Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive storytelling session, with fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing and Kangaroo.jpgcoloring activities! Kangaroo Kisses is a lovely mix of fantasy and real life as one mischievous child delays going to bed, and has some amazing wildlife encounters along the way. Nandana will be signing copies of Kangaroo Kisses after the reading. Children and grownups of all ages are invited!

Kirkus Reviews: “Smiles and wild creatures abound in this playful mother-child bedtime routine. A warm and spirited invitation to dreamland.”

Nandana Sen has starred in over 20 feature films, and authored three children's books, including Mambi and the Forest Fire (2016) and NOT YET! (2017). Her books have been translated into 13 languages. After studying literature at Harvard and filmmaking at USC, she worked as a book editor, a screenwriter, a poetry translator, a script doctor, an advocate for child protection, and as Princess Jasmine in Disneyland. Nandana works with children (and grownups) at UNICEF, Operation Smile, and RAHI to fight against child abuse.


Select Reviews for Kangaroo Kisses:

Mirrors Windows Doors: "So well crafted that it requires no effort to make it into a great shared readaloud experience... Taking Kangaroo Kisses as an example, we can certainly look forward to some wonderful books that encompass diversity and promote empathy – and that children will want to have read to them again and again." http://mirrorswindowsdoors.org/wp/review-kangaroo-kisses-by-nandana-dev-sen-and-pippa-curnick/

Feathered Quill Book Reviews: “The illustrations are colorful and adorable, while the actual story expertly combines reality with fantasy. Quill says: A true bedtime story, this is one that should become a staple for all parents and children to enjoy.” Children's Picture Books - Feathered Quill Book Reviews 

Curling Up with a Good Book 5*/5*: Kangaroo Kisses is a beautifully written children's book with vivid, colorful illustrations. I recommend Kangaroo Kisses to any parent who enjoys reading to their kids at night.”

5 Star Children's Book Review: Kangaroo Kisses (Nandana Dev Sen)


In case you can’t make it to Bank Street Books, Kangaroo Kisses is also available on-line via IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, KitaabWorld, and Amazon.


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