Overview Funky Rainbow is more than an online bookshop – it wanders around too! It brings the magic of books to events that are oriented towards children not just in Bengaluru, where it is based, but in other cities as well. They even organize book events in a residential or office space and not just at schools.
The small team behind Funky Rainbow of writers, editors, and illustrators have loads of – what else – bookish knowledge in the sense of acumen for what type of books will delight a particular age group. So whether it is a toddler who has not yet grasped reading but loves picture books or a teen who would love to get immersed in a thrilling spy story, they know exactly which book to put in which slot. The uniqueness of Funky Rainbow is that, while they stock books of both national and international publishers, they are primarily focused on children's books penned by Indian authors. There's a simple reason for this, namely, that children can connect easily with story settings written by the Indian authors. They can also relate better to the Indian characters, objects and scenes that are illustrated in the pictures that support those stories. Their vast stock of books include reputed publishers such as Duckbill, Rupa & Co., Karadi Tales, Penguin, Blue Bird books, etc.
Funky Rainbow Locked Down but not Out Quiz
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Starting from yesterday, Funky Rainbow launched a fun online quiz that will test your knowledge on Indian and Western books over a span of 15 days. Since we are all under lockdown due to COVID-19, the quiz of 15 questions is centered on characters who have been, in the literal and literary sense, sort of trapped in a similar lockdown. The first question was put up yesterday on 30th April 2020 and is open for answer submissions for 24 hours.
What you can win Books are going to be the prizes, both children's and young adults' books with prizes totally worth Rs.10,000/- up for grabs! The winner of the 15-day quiz will win books worth Rs.2,500/-. Two second prize winners gets book worth Rs.1000/- and three third prize winners will get books worth Rs.500/- each. Additionally, a daily prize for one participant who is the first to submit the correct answer will get a Funky Rainbow book voucher worth Rs.250/-.
How to participate The quiz has a total of 15 questions, one being put up each day from 30th April 2020 up to 14th May 2020. The question will be uploaded at 12 noon (IST) daily along with the answer to the question that was put up on the previous day. A participant needs to submit the answer at the official lockdown quiz website to answer the question of the day to validate his/her entry. Ensure that all personal details are filled correctly. You can also participate through the Facebook page of Funky Rainbow.
An answer must be submitted within 24 hours of the time the question was put up at the social media page of Funky Rainbow and the response form for a particular question will automatically close once the 24 hour time frame is over.
From the eligible participants who obtained the highest scores, winners will be selected through a draw of lots to be held on 15th May 2020. Those who win vouchers can redeem them and buy books from Funky Rainbow's online website or offline at their book store. Those who win books will receive their prizes in due courses of time once shipments are permitted (this is applicable for addresses within India only).
For complete terms and conditions refer: https://wp.me/p82LxJ-10P.
Funky Rainbow Gift Vouchers Special Offers
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Funky Rainbow is providing exciting offers on their Gift Vouchers up till 31st May 2020. Exciting, because you get a little something extra on every single voucher. The vouchers are in denominations of Rs.1000, Rs.2000, and Rs.5000. The extra value is 10%, 15% and 20%. So let's say you decide to buy a gift voucher that totally amounts to Rs. 2000. For that, you will get to buy books worth Rs.2300. The higher the voucher's denomination, the more you get! You can use the vouchers as many times as you want till the entire value is used up. What's more, the vouchers are transferable and can be gifted as well. Of course, you need to need to redeem the vouchers within one year, that is, up to 31st March 2021. You can purchase the voucher online but it must be redeemed for offline purchases only at the Funky Rainbow office or at any sale or at an event where Funky Rainbow will be participating in. In case you are unsure of the type of books that you wish to buy, the Funky Rainbow team will put together a collection as per your preferences and ship them to you once the lockdown ends.
In the case of gifting a voucher, you can split the voucher and inform Funky Rainbow via email to inform them how you would like it split. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Share the joys of reading!
Funky Rainbow contact information Address:
12B/2 Nandi Gardens Phase 2,
J P Nagar 9th Phase,
Bangalore- 560108 .
Ph: +91 9900495665.
Have fun, and do let us know if you won! In the meanwhile, if you are keen on visiting a childrens' book store in Mumbai once the lockdown ends, make sure that you visit Kahani Tree, which is more than just a bookstore.
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This is an interesting piece of information and delight for the readers. This type of competitions bring the book lovers some creative activities and provide them with a chance to participate as well as check their knowledge and awareness about the books and library world. Earlier the bookstore chain 'Crossword' used to hold such competitions in a variety of ways and they also arranged the writers address in the bookstore where people can go on a specific date and meet writers of their choice. Then there were reading competitions and précis making ones and it was all a good fun activity for the book lovers. I would also try to visit and for my own awareness will try to see what sort of questions are being asked there.
Some happy news - On the occasion of their 7th Birthday, Funky Rainbow is once again offering book vouchers for offline purchases at the office of Funky Rainbow or at any pop-up sale or public event in which they participate. Buy a voucher worth Rs.5000/- which is valid till 31 March 2021, and get books worth Rs.6000/-. The other voucher of Rs.2500/- will get you books worth Rs.2750/-.
Equally exciting is the Bargain Bazaar, which is a Live Sale on the Facebook page of Funky Rainbow for online shopping of books with secure payment and shipping across India. Don't miss it on 4th July 2020, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this live video sale, you are welcome to ask questions related to the books on sale or wish to get guidance on which books are suitable for your child's age. You can check out their official website to see the videos of similar previous live sales.