My books: Sunu-Sunu Snail - Storm in the Garden
Storm from a snail's perspective
Sunu-sunu the snail and his friends, the ants play in the garden when they are startled by an approaching storm. Sunu-sunu hurries home to his mother lest she worries. He relates what happened - the lightning, the thunder, wind and rain from his own perspective. The author, Sandhya Rao, has used unique 'sound-words' that increase the fun, mood and drama.
My pictures dance to the rhythm of the text, creating a harmonious invitation to the story. The media I employed were watercolours, pencils and a bit of fun!
Available in English and:
A secret bonus!
There's a little element I added to the cover design to make the book more fun. If you stand the book with covers folded in as shown in the photo, you get an almost three-dimensional corner of the wall the snail travels along. I remembered how I used to not just read, but also play with my books, and wanted to add a bonus to readers who do that.
You can use the book as a garden corner backdrop when playing with toys. Have fun, readers!
A book from Tulika Publishers, India
STORM IN THE GARDEN
by Sandhya Rao, art Ashok Rajagopalan
24 pages, 6.75” x 9”, full colour, soft cover, for 3-6 years
Rs 70.00 (within India) US$ 4.00 (outside India)
Available at many online bookstores and at the Tulika Publishers site.
- The Hindu
A review of Sunu-sunu in a leading Indian daily.
Tulika is a publishing house based in India and produces quality books for children of all ages. In their own words:
"Our focus is to give children images of India we would like them to grow up with; images that go on to show how all parts of this world come together to make it a diverse and dynamic whole, a changing yet changeless continuum. Tulika's publishing programme, therefore, involves and draws inspiration from writers and illustrators sensitive to these issues."
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