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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
A beginner bilingual book that very simply and visually introduces fundamental concepts. Starting at either end, the circles of identities, similarities and differences narrow down until the child finally finds himself or herself at the centre of the book.
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
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.
A concept picture book that teaches little children to recognise forms around them through lines and circles. The strong, arresting pictures are inspired by folk toys. 2003: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, USA 2001: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, USA 2001: Honor Book, Society of School Librarians International, USA
One me and many friends, one pond and many fishes… So much fun in so many! A book about the one and the many in our world full of differences, with illustrations that capture that world in joyous detail.
Simple verse captures the who’s who at the zoo and what they are up to! Minimalist illustrations with cleanlines and uncluttered scenes play up animal shapes and sizes as the little girl strolls through the pages.
Pranav loves to paint pictures — of flowers, cars and mountains in red, blue, green and yellow.But now his book is full! As this ‘artist-in-residence’ searches for his canvas, quirky illustrationsbring to life a favourite childhood pastime!
Chikki’s mother tells her to give a message to Bitti Aunty. But Chikki is very very lazy! What does she do? Follow the feathers for a chirpy new take on ‘tweeting’!
“My dear, it’s time for bed,” says Ma. But “Can a frog stand on its head?” wonders her little girl. Lost in a world where she must learn to fly with birds in the sky, snuggle a whale, kiss the kangaroo… she has so much to do! Sleep? Not yet!