For readers 3-5 years old
Catch that Moustache Thief!, Sukumar Ray, translated from the Bengali by Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, illustrated by Pankaj Saikia
The Big Boss in the office is sure that his precious moustaches are gone – stolen! Everyone tells him this is impossible. But will he believe them? Sukumar Ray’s hilarious and iconic Bengali nonsense poem “Gonph Churi” appears in a brand new form in this translation with witty and comic illustrations by Pankaj Saikia that will delight, make children laugh, and make them wonder if anyone can indeed steal a moustache?
Ammama’s Sari, Niveditha Subramaniam
Ammama discovers a hole in her saree. So she gets down to some snipping and stitching. And the sari becomes a pretty curtain, a snug baby-sling, a perfect plaything for the cat . . .
Niveditha Subramaniam’s stunningly textured cloth collages weave through the pages of this wordless picture book with the touch and feel of the sari. To her, they evoke comfortable sensory memories of her own Ammama – the grandmother for whom upcycling was as natural as being in a sari. Ammama’s Sari teaches young readers the value of re- and upcycling and the value sensory memories.
Girls Want Azadi, Kamla Bhasin, illustrated by Shrujana Shridhar
Now girls also want azadi/freedom from violence and…