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When will it rain, Little Frog asks his mother. When black clouds appear in the sky, she replies. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday... every day Little Frog looks out for clouds. Bold strokes and bright colours highlight the drama of the sky.
The wheels of a cycle, a merry-go-round, a spinning top… Kayu lives in his own quiet world filled only with circles and the patterns they make. One day, he sees a cricket ball spin and curve and jump before it strikes the bat… 2021 Jarul Book Award (shortlisted – English)
The gular, or cluster fig, flower is very very beautiful, everyone says, and Renchu is desperate to see it. But is it red and big, pink and small, or white and shining like a star? Does it bloom during full moon in the month of Magh or of Kartik? There are many stories, all different, and only the really lucky get to see it. As she goes about her day...
Lila’s classmates have started losing their teeth. They all have many stories to tell. What happens to Lila’s loose tooth? A story every little child with shaky teeth will love!
Sometimes, ‘lots and lots and lots of rain’ is frightening — when water comes into homes and washes everything away. Big Rain was written when the author tried to explain to her three-year-old how the devastating floods in Kerala had affected family and friends and so many, many others. It talks to children through very simple text and evocative visuals,...
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.
The first chaang, the first elephant, once had big eyes,Which the animals thought looked beautiful and wise.Then, along came a bird, a wagtail, and… Told in verse, this folktale from the Tai Phake people of India’s northeast is gentle and funny.
Yak yak yak... the tortoise loves to talk. What will it take to shut him up? The clipped narrative style is offset by detailed illustrations in the style of kalamkari textiles from Andhra Pradesh.
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.
A cat has four legs, a dog has four legs, a chair has four legs... Four is special for Ela will be four tomorrow, and with Cat, Dog, Car and Grandma, it’s four times the fun!
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.
The old snake is punished — but the frogs had better watch out! An unusual telling, which swings sympathy in favour of the snake. Stunning pictures are based on Channapatna wooden toys.
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.
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.