The Boy Who Loved Birds: Salim Ali by Lavanya Karthik – A Review

The Boy Who Loved Birds: Salim Ali by Lavanya Karthik – A Review

TITLE: The Boy Who Loved Birds: Salim Ali

AUTHOR: Lavanya Karthik


PUBLISHER: Duckbill Books(Penguin Random House India)

GENRE: Picture Book for Young Readers

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SOURCE: Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Before Salim Ali was a world-famous ornithologist, he was a boy curious about the mysteries around him. Especially the mysteries of birds.


Firstly, the illustrations in this book are probably some of the best I’ve come across! They’re inspired by miniature art from the Mughal era, which also happens to be Dr Salim Ali’s favourite art form. Kudos, Lavanya!

Dr. Salim Ali is a famous ornithologist (we had a whole chapter about him back in Middle School!) who has won many awards and has two sanctuaries and a bird named after him! Like, woah! But before he achieved these feats, he was a young, cheerful boy with a very curious mind. I don’t want to give it all away in my review, so please do pick up the book and read it for yourself!

Having read two books in this series now, I’m excited to pick up the rest of the books in this series and trust me, you’ll want to as well! Dear Lavanya, please write more books in this series and I will pick up every single one of them! ❤️

If this book could be summed up in a few words, it would be this: never think your dreams are unattainable. Never ever give up on your dreams, no matter how far fetched they seem. Strive to achieve your goals and work hard towards them, because who knows, one day, you will be living that very dream! Soar high!

What are some of your favourite picture books? Let me know down below!


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