Everybody likes Adil Ali but nobody likes his shoes! They are old and worn, patched and sewn. So his friends decide to gift him a pair of shiny brown shoes for Eid. And then begins the problem – his old shoes won’t leave him!
Maoo the kitten looks up — and there… above Murali Mama’s jolly smile is something thunderous and black, thick and curly… his moustache! Terrified, Maoo runs away. It takes more encounters with all kinds of moustaches and a few whiskers for his hairy woes to end.
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.
Lined up on a street are noisy motorbikes, honking cars, crowded buses, impatient autos... In their midst sits Maharani! At the heart of this funny little vignette is a cool-as-a-cucumber cow, an all too familiar character of an Indian streetscape. 2018: The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award - Best Picture Book - Illustrations 2018: Honor Book, South...
"Come in for a haircut!You choose... We cut!" says the sign outside a hair cutting saloon, so a lion walks in to do just that. But where is everyone? And who are these other lions staring at him?
HURRY! LAST 18 COPIES LEFT! A hot summer day, an old man in dusty clothes who calls himself a maharaja, a little boy Munna who believes him, and a teashop full of people who don’t…
Dhum dhum dhum… Dungi dances to a dhinchak beat in this foot-tapping story that will make young readers move and groove! Eye-catching visuals bring to life the dance and drama in a woolly world. 2018: Best Of Indian Children's Writing : Contemporary
HURRY! LAST 15 COPIES LEFT! When the lights go off at the cave temples, it is quiet little Kanna who coolly leads everyone to safety. Light or no light, it makes no difference because he can't see anyway. A joyous story that inverts the notion of ‘disability' and portrays a child for whom having a visual impairment is just the way he is — and even a...
When Salim the knife-sharpener decides to cross the jungle in search of work, he runs into a customer he didn't bargain for in his ‘wildest' dreams! Cheerful pictures liven this humorous tale that ends with a delightfully ‘sharp' twist!
Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker — a toy bird that repeats what it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata.
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?
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!
Kukku falls asleep to his favourite story about the giant Kumbhakarna who sleeps non-stop for six months. A lively retelling of an episode from the Ramayana, with rib-tickling pictures. 2014: Best Indian Children's Book (0-5 years), Parents and Kids Choice Award
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
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.
Boodabim floats in the sky, he swims in the ocean and he simply glows in stripes! Who is he? Minimal text and rollicking illustrations make this a most endearing book for little ones.
In this sequel to the popular Birdywood Buzz, the jungle is all agog because the Games are on! Who flies fastest? Who dives deepest? While the best are tested, the rest have loads of fun.
Impish Mala loves creeping up from behind and scaring people. One day, her mother gives her a pair of pretty silver anklets... A mischievous story with freewheeling illustrations.
Kiran looks for his mother everywhere — in the kitchen, in the balcony and even in the unlikeliest of places! Charming watercolours make this one irresistible hide-and-seek story. 2018 : Best Of Indian Children's Writing : Contemporary
A zippy parody of the movie world tells the story of how different birds look, well, different! Text and pictures combine realism with a dash of comedy to provide some filmy moments.
HURRY! LAST 5 COPIES! Brahma gives the caterpillar a huge appetite, so whose fault is it that he's hungry all the time? This amusing story of a creator's small big mistake has lively pictures that tell their own tale!
HURRY! LAST 8 COPIES! A curious crow comes across the palace of the rich and elegant king of birds, Pavo Cristatus the peacock. This cheerful tongue-in cheek story with flamboyant pictures combines the themes of the weak outwitting the strong and shining in borrowed feathers.