The Seed/Vidhai (English-Tamil)

Author : Deepa Balsavar
Illustrator : Deepa Balsavar

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

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Age 2+
Specifications 20 pages; 7” x 8”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Karkuzhali Sridhar
ISBN 978-81-8146-111-7
First Published 2005

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 grow tall? Will it have fruit? Or flowers? The wonder and excitement of emerging new life comes through the minimal text of this skillfully conceived book.

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Colourful and child-friendly illustrations, an Indian backdrop, some stylish art of botany encompassing minimal text. Neat... The book has a dozen simple sentences, in English, on the top of the page and the Tamil equivalent of it at the bottom. The language, at least in the Tamil version, is very conversational and hence practical. Although I did not purchase the book in a vigorous attempt to make my daughter speak/write/read Tamil, the fact that she has, quite effortlessly, picked up the equivalents to seed, water, sun, pot, tree, tall, small in a second language does make me feel good. Saffron Tree

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The Seed/Vidhai (English-Tamil)

The Seed/Vidhai (English-Tamil)

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

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