It is night and the author whimsically imagines that the river, the steps by the river and even the trees all go to sleep. Until the wind starts up and...
A creative story line, almost as gentle as a soft lullaby being crooned in the night. This delightful book reminds me of the all-time classic Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown in which a hush seems to envelop all around the little world of the child imparting a sense of peace, tanquillity and security.
Adding to the charm of the book is ihe innovative use of zardoshi 'sewing with gold', for the font and the illustrations, a style of embroidery patronised by the mughal Emperors but now on a decline. Congratulations to NIRMAN and Eklavya for the exciting new use of traditional embroidery.
A great bedtime read!