Children’s bond with their grandparents is very strong – even stronger than the one with their parents, don’t you think? Is it any surprise then that there are an astounding number of children’s books where grandparents steal the show?
We present to you our newest collection yet – Once Upon a Story! Four books that revolve around familial bonds and food, they are sure to appreciate them even more!
Guru does not discriminate; he loves all kinds of murukkus. He absolutely loves the sounds they make when he munches on them!
KARUKKU NORUKKU! KARUKKU NORUKKU!
But his Amma refuses to let him eat as many as he wants. One day, Guru manages to get a whole packet all to himself. Now all he needs is a way to sneakily eat it – without sharing, that is!
Saritha Rao’s delightful text, with endearing illustrations by Vibha Surya, promises tons of fun and loads of munching in this hilarious story.
Malli loved weekends with her Paati. But, one day, everything changed. And Malli’s world became dark and colourless. No more warm hugs, no more rasam, no more Paati. Can Malli find a piece of her beloved grandmother to hold on to?
In this gentle story of grief and loss, Janaki Sabesh and Dhwani Sabesh bring to the young reader the enduring love of those that have passed but never truly leave us. Pallavi Jain breathes life and colour into the illustrations storyboarded brilliantly by Vaijayanthi.
My Grandmother Can’t Cook!
Everyone’s grandmother seems to be a whiz when it comes to cooking. But all the dishes that Neil’s paati makes seem to have a common ingredient – disaster!
As Neil’s birthday approaches, Paati takes charge of the food department – GASP! What is she going to cook and how will it turn out?
Indu Balachandran’s hilarious narrative and Priya Kuriyan’s quirky visuals cook up a comical birthday party hosted by the only paati who cannot cook.
A Thousand Full Moons
In a few days, Nila’s great-grandmother, Muthassi, will have lived to have seen a thousand full moons. As her whole family prepares to celebrate, Muthassi has an accident. On the day of the full moon, she is in a small hospital room with no view of the night sky. But Nila is determined that Muthassi will see her thousandth full moon, even if she needs to take the moon to her.
Will she succeed?
Illustrated in intricate, hand-done papercut art by Keerthana Ramesh, this gentle story by Shobha Viswanath is a celebration of family.