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Little Nonnu's world revolves around her pet goat, Appaka. One day, Appaka goes missing! What will Nonnu do without her best friend? Warm, bright pictures evoke the bond between the two with affection.
With silly verse, fun puns and exuberant visuals that play with letter shapes, this is a zany, never-before introduction to the English alphabet. Already a hit in classrooms for teaching the ABC!
Everyone has their own story of Gandhi — and in this book a Warli artist, a storyteller and an animation filmmaker come together in a unique collaboration to bring a very visual story of Gandhi to children. 2016: Children's Choice Award, Young India Books 2014: Excellence in Book Production, Darsana National Awards
Irfan writes a story on the sand. So do Shaan, Thanh, Wang and many other children. These are washed away by waves, churned in the oceans and left on other sands, where other children listen to them…
When Fakruddin worries, he gets frantic. And Frantic Fakru is now worried because his fridge is spoilt, the day is hot, and he is desperate for cold water. What does he do?
Little i hops out of the computer to play, but her friends are too busy. So she decides to have her own fun — zapping letters and making them disappear! Bold typography adds zing to a story that will keep young minds tickled and ticking.
Ari may be shy, but he knows he will make a wonderful lion in the class play. When he is neither noticed nor chosen, what does he do? Bold, kitschy pictures capture Ari's transformation into a roaring, growling lion!
From the hills of Meghalaya, adventurous Ka Iew looks down at the sunny plains of Sylhet and challenges her sister Ka Ngot to a race. Who reaches first? A Khasi folktale, with luminous illustrations that evoke the landscape.
Hambreelmai is the first weaver, happy at her loom. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh learnt to weave.
A well known storyteller compiles her own favourite stories. Tongue-in-cheek asides, the traditional storyteller's tool, add perspective. At the end of each tale is a note that makes fascinating connections with similar stories from other cultures.
An alphabet symphony that doesn't play by any rules! From A to zany Z, the 26 letters freely frolic in nonsense verse along with Manjula Padmanabhan's witty and refined illustrations. Funny and perceptive at once, this book is an invitation to a joyous, liberating and intelligent exploration of the verbal-visual-musical power of the alphabet.
Young children like to start a book where it opens — and with this set they can do just that! Cyclical in physical as well as narrative structure, these loopy stories can go on and on and on. Handy-sized, brightly illustrated and endlessly entertaining.
10, 9, 8, 7 — count the children as they come leaping, riding, zooming in on cycles, scooters, rickshas… A racy counting book with a different mode of transport on every spread!
Everyone tells Laali that she's too little to do the things she wants to do. What if I were really very, very little, wonders Laali. Bold illustrations match the little girl's imagination.
Do roosters sing ragas? Ruru does, but like all true artistes, discovers it after a struggle! This foot-tapping story, vibrantly illustrated, invites readers to move and sing, clap and tap along with the animated Ruru and friends. 2015: Best Indian Children's Book (0-5 years), Parents and Kids Choice Award
A bird's nest? A cow with two horns? No, it's Minu's hair and she does NOT like it! Pictures give Minu's hair a tactile feel as it spills wildly through the pages. Best Of Indian Children's Writing : Contemporary
Little Tsomo eats a big, steaming hot momo. And then? A mouthwatering story with watercolour pencil illustrations that conjure up the delicious savoury, and tickle tastebuds.
It is pouring rain. From her window, little Anju sees familiar scenes of a rainy day — cloudy skies, umbrellas, puddles… But her curious eyes pick up other surprises too. Soft watercolours drench the pages with the mood of a wet, wet day. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
An elephant with nail polish? Illustrations that are a riot of colour zestfully capture Ranganna the elephant who loves colour and wants to paint his nails in different hues!
Dip Dip looks everywhere for her friend's lost cat. And when it finally climbs up a tree and can't come down, the only thing to do is…? Exuberant illustrations capture the spirited little girl for whom being on a wheelchair stops her from nothing! 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
Fifteen stories and poems meant for reading aloud, by some of India's most talented writers. Sounds, repetition and drama add fun to the interactive experience of storytelling, reading and listening, and develop language skills in young children.
Satya lives by the Ganga, and longs to row her own boat. One night, she drifts away into a dreamy, watery world on a paper boat! A magical story with luminous illustrations. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award
Mayor Piloo Paheliji loves to show off by asking riddles no one can answer. But someone is more than a match for him and confounds confusion by riddling him! A book that celebrates riddles with illustrations that capture all the fun.