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.
Arresting black and white illustrations convey the author's own sense of wonder in this nearly wordless picture drama of two children who find themselves in a forest at night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Muri the eagle takes Gola the yak on a trip to the sea, the forest, the desert and so on, so Gola can find a home. Striking visuals reinforce the different landscapes.
What will Malli take for her uncle and his family who have come to visit? A story about the joy of simple surprises. Exuberant illustrations carry through the feel of rural Tamil Nadu. 2002: Amazing Toy of the Year Award, BabyZone.com 2002: Children’s Book Sense 76 Top Ten Pick, USA
A little girl discovers a seed. She puts it in a pot — and then begins the thrill of watching it grow. The wonder of emerging new life comes through minimal text and charming pictures. 2008: Silver Medal, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, USA