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The raja loves jalebis. He even dreams of them. Then the dream becomes a nightmare! The brief text of this mad little book is dramatically set off by illustrations that play with curls and colours.
This is the story of Beboo, a baby sloth bear who lives in the jungle. Many other bears are not so lucky. They are caught by humans and made to dance on the streets for entertainment. This is also their story. With telling photographs, the plight of the bears is communicated with empathy and sensitivity.
What happens when two children find themselves wandering the night in a forest? It is a world of giant trees, sudden sounds and unseen shadows. The arresting black and white illustrations convey the author's own curiosity and wonder at the natural world in this almost wordless picture drama.
Based on a real friendship between the author’s niece and a tree, this heartwarming story reflects on the true relationship between human beings and nature. Rich colours set off against stark white give the illustrations a dramatic quality.
Every morning, Ajji's village is decorated with rangolis. Also called muggu, kolam, alpona... these are dots, lines, flower designs. Found on the ground, on the wall, everywhere. Food for ants and fun for birds, dogs and children! The illustrations carry the exuberance of these earthy patterns.
Lai-Lai the baby elephant is curious and playful but, like all little children, stays close to his mother. The world of elephants is explored through stunning photographs by the award-winning wildlife filmmaker, drawing the child into the forest. The informative text has lovable elephant cartoons alongside. CBSE recommended
A farmer shouts at the sun because it is too hot to work in the field. The sun gets upset, goes away and refuses to return. Finally, a rooster tricks the sun to shine again – every day from then on. This engaging tale is based on a folktale of the Ao tribe in Nagaland. The artist-animator's illustrations are luminous and dynamic, based on his animation...
A little girl discovers a seed one day. She puts it in a pot – and then begins the thrill of watching it grow. Will it be tall? Will it have fruit? Or flowers? The wonder and excitement of emerging new life comes through in this book. CBSE recommended Selected for the 2006 White Ravens Catalogue 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.
Naani, Paati, Ajji, Aaji, Daadi, Mutthashi... So many names for Grandma, who is indeed grandmother to all around, with her songs and stories and watchful eye. In just a dozen lines of simple text that lilt with the rhythm of a song, the book captures all the warmth of a grandmother as experienced by a child. This unique bilingual book also has exciting...
Radha draws a circle – but it keeps running away! This is a book that draws beginner readers into the imaginative play of a child's mind. The pictures are enticingly wild and evocative and children will love looking for the circle in the pictures.
Norbu's father buys him a pair of yellow shoes. But then a monkey comes along, mistakes the shoes for bananas, and whisks them away! This simple bilingual book with strong, stylised illustrations introduces beginner readers to sights typical to Sikkim. CBSE recommended
Malli's uncle and his family from the city have come to her village. She wants to take some gifts for them but has only one rupee. However, as she sets off on her way, her little basket slowly fills up… This story is about the joy of simple surprises. The exuberant illustrations carry the feel of rural Tamil Nadu with bright colours and strong lines.
A small boy loves colour. So he paints his hair green and his legs blue. Then he picks up his brush again and…? A simple bilingual book for beginner readers, with repetition for easy language learning. The dramatic illustrations draw children into an imaginative and inspiring world of colour.
“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! Playful rhyme and lovable pictures take us lilting through a child’s fantasy world and the cosy warmth of bedtime...
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’!
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 illustrations bring to life a favourite childhood pastime!
Every day Soosaiamma sets off selling things from her cart. And every day little Anbu follows the delicious smells coming from her lunchbox. Does he get anything to eat? Amid familiar sights and sounds, this simple story about finding a friend uses playful repetition for a fun read-aloud experience.
Catchy verse captures the who’s who at the zoo and what they are up to! Minimalist illustrations with clean lines and uncluttered scenes play up animal shapes and sizes as the little girl strolls through the pages.
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.
What do Mimi and Gulu see in the sky? Laddoos, flowers, a bear... The sky is the limit as two children go cloud watching! Muted pastel colours create a soft, fluffy feel for a playful story that unfolds in the blue sky and on the ground!