In response to the needs of children growing up in a multilingual society, these books provide access to two languages at a time – Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati or Bengali, paired with English. The text is deliberately simple to allow the two languages on the page to be as close as possible to each other, so one can be followed through the other.
Rani looks on the beach for a gift for her grandmother. Large photographs that look at little things and small illustrations that provide the bigger picture come together in this story.
Big Hunter catches poor Deer in a net. Can Deer's friends help him escape? A well-loved fable about friendship and resourcefulness. With evocative art inspired by Bengal's patachitra paintings.
The smart lion thinks he can use the fox to bring him food every day. But the fox is smarter! A familiar fable with an environmental angle. The energetic illustrations draw from Gond art.
Help! cries the ant when its little one falls into the water. Crokk! Isspiss! Aaaanh! Cheek! Miyawwwwn! Woaw! come the responses in this folktale that plays with sound.
A merry donkey sang through the night in the cucumber field, but the cucumbers couldn't bear it. Earthy illustrations in the patachitra style from Odisha energise this droll new retelling.
Little Lai-Lai is curious but stays close to his mother. The world of wild elephants is explored through stunning photographs and informative text, with lovable elephant cartoons.
When a herd of elephants creates trouble in the jungle, do the little rabbits run away in fear? No! Illustrations are based on the pithora folk style of central India, deriving from cave art.
Meet animals that live in the city in this easy-to-read book illustrated with photographs and caricatures. Children get a fresh perspective on familiar birds and animals.
The sun is hurt when the farmer shouts at it, and goes away. Only a rooster's trick will bring it back. Luminous illustrations bring alive this folktale of the Ao people of Nagaland.
The pages in this unique book work in pairs, with the picture on the left suggesting stories that children can develop on their own using the verbal and visual clues on the right.
Meenu is all excited about the village fair and then she goes and breaks her leg! A mood-filled story that offers many moments of discovery through pictures and words.
Little Appu wants to play on the seesaw. But who will sit on the other side? A wonderfully simple way to understand light and heavy, up and down, with dynamic illustrations.
When his mother is away and his sisters are asleep, Takdir the tiger cub decides to go off on his own. His story is told through endearing photographs and simple text.