age group:5+ yrs
Number of pages:12
Themes:rain cycle monsoon folk art embroidery
Genre:picture book, folk art
Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee
A golden yellow sun, blazes across the sky, an invitation to grey clouds. Soon they burst open and rain descends accompanied by rain, thunder and lightning. A cool monsoon breeze starts to blow bringing welcome relief.
Encompassing as it does, two quintessentially Indian elements - with the monsoons in the narrative and the innovative use of zardoshi embroidery for the illustrations makes this simple story book strike home.
Congratulations to NIRMAN and Eklavya for the exciting new use of traditional embroidery as book illustration.