The focus here is on bilingualism – ensuring that the two languages translate each other almost literally. Which is why these are simple ‘concept’ books, where the idea is more important than the way the story is told. A great approach to teaching and learning languages.
The Maldharis and the lions have coexisted peacefully for many years. Informative text and evocative photographs capture the many facets of life in the Gir forest of Gujarat.
Elephant, boat, duck... all upside down? The author plays with a creative concept, and a twist in the tale, to bring the lush ambience of rural Kerala to young children. 2010: Bal Sahitya Puraskar for Best Picture Book, Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature
Beboo, a baby sloth bear, lives in the jungle. But many other bears like him are caught by humans and made to dance on the streets for entertainment. Simple text, photographs and cartoons tell an important story.
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.
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.
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.
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.