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Today we are going to talk about ‘Adventures of Ikata and Tikata: Go Green’ by Chitra Raghavan.


This children’s novel is a homage to silviculture and much more. This novel, although which has been classified as a children’s novel, has the capability and quality and unique character of being interesting to everyone of every age group.


Let us divide this review into sub-points on why you should get this children’s novel for yourself and your kids.






This is truly one of the rare instances when an adventure novel is created on silviculture and has a very important cause that is guiding the novel.


This is not just a novel that you read for timepass because you are going to derive real-world values that are so basic and important in nature that these values can shape the next generation into understanding and falling in love with nature.


From the introduction of the children with their pets and their toys to the development of their keen minds which allows them to explore nature and care for it, this novel can do marvels for kids who might not interact with nature due to being involved in technology for entertainment and education.




This is an adventure novel that tells the story of two children Ikata and Tikata, when we tell you that this novel is for everyone it is for everyone simply because it not only talks about the deeds of these two brave children but it also talks about the supporting parentage that they get from their elders.


From their grandparents to their parents as well as other important people can be seen in the novel supporting the very beautiful motive that the children have for doing their green drive in the locality.


We can see positive interaction between the children and the adults as we can see the adults not being too overprotective of the children but being a guide in guiding them to moral lessons about nature and much more.




This is not like any other children’s novel which has been written just for entertainment because this novel can help anyone get the clear message about caring for the environment.


Just like how Gulliver’s Travels can be categorised as a novel for young minds and also categorised as a political novel, this is the same case with Go Green, but the message here is about nature awareness and understanding.


Chitra Raghavan has done an amazing job of keeping the novel extremely balanced, simple and easy to understand for children and nuanced for adults to derive a message about silviculture.


This has been done so effectively that it adheres to all the important tenants of child psychology, children usually learn more through action than words and complex ideas. And that is exactly what has been done with this novel because it teaches children compassion about nature with a very adventurous and fun and practical demonstration.




It is always a good thing to imbibe children with spiritual consciousness on their level and this is exactly what has been done in the novel.


The Indian psyche and the Indian ethos is very rich and diverse where human beings have always had excellent spiritual connectivity with nature. This novel has captured this Indianness and transformed it into a simple amalgamation that children can understand.


This is not a novel about children going to the zoo and looking at caged animals but this is about children going into nature and interacting with animals in their habitat and the best part about this is that the animals answer back.


Childhood is a beautiful time when we do not need to differentiate fantasy and reality and children are excellent dreamers as well as believers. If we can inculcate important moral lessons and values in them through fantasy then that will be fun as well as as a very permanent effect in their minds.


Fantasy has been used very consciously and very clearly to make sure children understand what it is to be with nature and be a part of it.


This captures the spirit of India’s soul in a beautifully simple way for children.




We can be sympathetic to someone or something without understanding their situation and without feeling their feelings.


However, empathy can only occur when we can put ourselves in someone else’s shoes in order to feel exactly what they feel and that is exactly what has been done in the novel.


The children are not only made to observe nature but feel as if they are also nature and that they must protect nature in order to protect themselves.


This is probably one of the most beautiful themes of this incredible novel.


So, we hope we have given you a definite answer as to why you should buy this incredible children’s novel Adventures of Ikata and Tikata: Go Green by Chitra Raghavan.


If you like her work, you can also read other adventures by Ikata and Tikata and there is an incredible series on these two brave children. She has also authored countless other novels which you should definitely take a look into.


Influencer marking is not only something important for authors but it is a necessity in today’s day and age for authors. You as an author will need influencers to grow your author brand and make an impact in the digital marketing landscape.


You will need an influencer marketing strategy to make sure the book influencers do the proper and effective book promotion and the promotion of your author brand.




When you ask the question of why work with an influencer, the answer is social media. Social media platforms are the means are the primary reason why book influencers play such a key role.


Influencers have a deep reach within the reader community and influencer audiences can number in the millions, making influencer engagement a necessity if you want to reach deep within the community.


So, whether it is author influences or book influences, influencer marketing for authors cannot be ignored.




  • The best way to do this is simply research.  You can go on popular social media platforms and look at influencers who are popular in a certain category.


In order to do this, you can search with relevant hashtags such as books or the type of book you write and the genre. You are going to get influencers and the number of views that they have and this will enable you to choose the perfect influencer.


  • You can also ask your writer friends for suggestions because there might be influencers that they go to and that way you can be more certain about how to approach the influencer.


  • You can also ask your readers for suggestions simply because there are going to be a lot more readers than a single person and they are going to be exposed to more content than which is ever possible by a single person like you.


They will probably give you a few good ideas on which influencers to choose.


  • Another great option to make sure that you have the perfect influencer for your kind of book and your kind of authorship is to utilise paid tools.


We had explained you how to search influencers with the help of hashtags and how to make sure that I influencer is genuinely good.


You can do this automatically with the help of these paid tools and they are going to be more accurate because this is exactly what these tools do and that is find influencers.


  • Another great option would be to ask your network and by network we mean your publishers as well as critics and people from the media that you know and of course, your writer friends because these connections that you are going to get from your network are going to be genuine.





One of the most important things that you must keep in mind when you are approaching influencers is that you must approach them as formally as possible.


Unless you have any mutual connection with the influencer it is always the best idea to approach the influencer as formally as possible because that is how this specified it and if you are going to do so then it will be a sign of respect.


It will be like acknowledging their importance and being willing to respect them for that.


You must always be ready to have a pitch that you want to offer to them. This pitch should be a concise pitch that contains everything important about you and your work and which book you want the influencer to promote.


There are generally two kinds of influencers and there are two kinds of ways for approaching them.


  • There are going to be amateur influences who are new to this and you must understand who are those amateur influencers because if you start talking about money with them then they are not mature enough to keep it confidential because they are new to this and they can even reveal it for content.


You must offer them freebies instead such as the best quality of your book and audiobook CDs and you must give them merchandise and you must promise that you are going to work with them in the future and you must also give them exclusive access to books before launch.


  • Now we come to the professional influencers who already have a huge audience base and know exactly what they are doing.


You must not hesitate in asking them their asking price for reviewing your book. If they mention a price and if you are alright with the price then you can ask them specifics about reach and how many people are going to watch the video and much more because this is a business transaction.


After everything is done you must simply go ahead with this plan.



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