KALABALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH! Gajapati loves the cool water. Then he looks around. Where is everybody? After his big-big sneeze, Gajapati Kulapati is back with a SPLASH! Like the highly popular first book about this adorable elephant, rhythm, repetition and sound effects make this too a perfect read alou..
Move over, petrified princesses in towers. Stand back, sword bucklers. These audacious girls are their own saviours. What do you think happens when Snow White, Cinderella and gang meet an author who wonders: "Now what would any red-blooded girl with brains do in such a situation?... A girl who did n..
Nani has gone. Forever. WHERE? asks Nina. Her mother grapples with answers but Nina won’t stop asking. Finally, she finds her own answers, through the warmth of memories, the comfort of imagination – and a little bit of natural science! The light touch and tone of the story along with the quietly re..
Tak tak sum, tak tak sum… Hambreelmai sits by the Kamblang river, happy at her loom, copying patterns from the clouds, the birds, the ripples in the water. She is the first weaver, taught by the goddess Matai herself. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happen..
“Where did you live with your grandfather, Heidi?” “Up on the mountain.” “That wasn’t very amusing; rather dull at times, eh?” “No, no, it was beautiful, beautiful!” Little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather Alm-Uncle at his remote house high up in the mountains. She soon begins to lo..
Do you know what happens when you write a letter to a stranger?
Twelve-year-old Shruti finds out when she writes a letter to Mrinalini after reading her story in a children’s magazine. Together, they begin to deconstruct the adult(erated) world and infuse in it the innocence and wit only children..
‘Help! Help!' calls the big black ant when the little black ant falls into the water. But the only answers it gets are ‘crokk', ‘isspiss', ‘aaaanh', ‘cheek', ‘miyawwwwn' and ‘woaw'. Who will save the baby? Unusual sounds add excitement to a familiar pattern in this folktale-based story. The sometime..
Nina Sabnani's storytelling house is an unusual stand-up book which unfolds visual narratives like multiple windows on a computer screen! She brilliantly adapts a traditional storytelling from India and creates an interactive book with a contemporary look and feel. The Kaavad is a portable wooden sh..
Ira does happy backflips in the calm waters of Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of the hidden dangers that lurk all around. Brilliant photographs bring Ira close to the reader, while the brief text reminds us that her future is in our hands...