Nayantara had made a ‘Punch ‘n’ Judy’ kind of frame, which was placed on stage. We planned to invite kids to dress up as characters from the book, after the reading. Nayantara also carried a bag of props that she’d made – an elephant trunk, a pair of woollen plaits, a crown, etc.
Karadi the bear was supposed to officially launch the book by unwrapping it, but Narayan could barely see. (I suspect, he’d worn the costume front-side back!) So to prevent our first copy of ‘A Pair of Twins’ from being mauled by a sort of blind-folded bear, a little girl from the audience was invited up to unwrap the book. And then we were off into a full fledged reading.