Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen
Children's Book Author
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Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing

  • Foyles Bookshop 86 Bond Street Chelmsford. CM1 1GH UK (map)

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 coloring 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 four children's books, including Mambi and the Forest Fire (2016), NOT YET! (2017) and Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm. 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, an advocate for child protection, and as Princess Jasmine in Disneyland. She works with children (and grownups) at UNICEF, Operation Smile, and RAHI to fight against child abuse.


BookTrust: “A charming bedtime story in verse that's easy to read and easy to share, with lots of lively and colourful animal illustrations on every page.”


Mirrors Windows Doors: “So well crafted that it requires no particular effort to make it into a great shared readaloud experience.”


Books for Keeps 5*/5*: “Reading aloud well, the rhymes jump off the page as listeners join in and enjoy the illustrations.”


Parents in Touch: “It's full of fun and captures perfectly a child's reluctance to stop having fun and simply go to sleep.” – Best New Picture Books: “A lovely bedtime book…Lively rhyming text and colourful illustrations make this a great book for sharing.”