PAPERBACK "Come in for a haircut!You choose... We cut!" says the sign...
Nikoo loves to paint. One day he reads an adventure story about the big...
This story about what happens when Gajapati Kulapati catches a mighty...
Nikoo loves to paint. One day he reads an adventure story about the big blue sea and, as usual, picks up his paintbrush. Suddenly, he falls into his own painting! Watercolour illustrations swirl us into Nikoo's imaginary world.
PAPERBACK "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?
There are many chickens, ants, pots, snails… that are different. The smart verse says how many — but which, and how? Spotting odd ones out goes to the next merry level where it's fun to find what's different.
Ismat's Eid is a crisp adaptation of a delightful Turkish tale. Ismat the shoemaker is a happy, contented sort and on the occasion of Eid, decides to buy his family special gifts. He is persuaded by the shopkeeper to buy a pair of trousers for himself but there is only the last pair on the shelves, and it's too long. Long trousers can always be shortened,...
The tiger, a popular character in Korean art and folktales, is a villain in this origin tale. Having gobbled up the rice cake seller and all her rice cakes, the tiger chases her two small children. But they escape. And the tiger? Although in the traditional ending the tiger too dies, in this story what happens to the tiger isâ¦ AI-KOO! Wordbirds explain...
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.
A little girl spills, drops, breaks, trips on things. She is called Clumsy, Slowcoach, Careless... words that scare away all other words. But in her head, words become stories and stories, pictures. With a box of paints and a brush, she sweeps herself away from the names people call her! Vivid watercolours lift her from her everyday milieu into a swirl of...
Superhero action carved on rocks... A headless statue... Royal inscriptions on pillars and copper plates... Glass fragments from a lost city... These may sound like clips from a fantasy thriller, but are in fact objects unearthed at archaeological sites across the country — and the stories they throw up are just as exciting!
Super-seed Beeji is off on a super-ride! Zooming over icy lands and hot deserts, swooshing down a river… she's a tough little seed who loves adventure but is happy to be back on soft soil. A Beeji-eye view of different landforms.
Gitti the rock is very old. After a long, long journey that started from the boiling hot centre of the earth, he now sits quietly on a mountain, watching the sun rise and set. What is his story?
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 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.
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.