Editor | Children’s Books
Puffin is celebrating the World Environment Day with a series of books, meant for budding children.
Come, listen to the sweet jungle orchestra, featuring the Woodpecker’s drums, the Hornbill’s trumpet and the Kingfisher’s blues.
When curious little Gul hears some strange sounds coming from her radio, she follows the musical clues into . . . an Indian jungle! On her walk, she finds feathered friends who TWEET, TAPP and TALK. There are some who howl and hoot, and others who play the flute. With a KEE here and a KAW there, Gul discovers songs everywhere!
Brought to life by painterly illustrations, The Jungle Radio (Age: 5+, Price: Rs 250) is a little story about the language of birds-their songs and sounds-with a loud and clear call to listen to the world around us.
About the author
Devangana Dash is a New Delhi-based designer, illustrator and book maker. When she’s not designing books for a living, she reads, draws a little more and collects books for her dream library. For inspiration, she relies on nature (especially birds and sea turtles), picture books by her favourite artists and authors, different genres of music and a cup of chai.
She studied visual communication design at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology after completing a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. This is Devangana’s debut picture book, and she has previously worked with clients like Child Rights and You, WWF India, the Wildlife Trust of India and the Centre of Environment Education. She has also illustrated Ayesha and the Firefish (published by Puffin Books in 2016). She can be found on devanganadash.com and on Instagram @devanganadash.