Raghunath boards a train from Mumbai to Vajraghat and shares his compartment with a stranger. Raghunath’s curiosity is piqued when the mysterious stranger starts speaking in numbers. This original story by Soumitra Ranade and Rudradutt Ranade features three alternative endings by Sonali Arun Bhatia, Archana Rao-D’Cruz, and Mira Desai. Illustrated stylishly in pen-and-ink by Ambika Sambasivan, 8563 is a delightful mystery for all readers.
Raju has a humble lunch every day. One day, he discovers the delicious smell of yummy bajjis coming from Babu’s stall. He soon starts to have the most wonderful lunch – purely in the form of smells! But when Babu figures out what he is doing, he demands payment for these smells. How will Raju manage to pay for smells? A feast for the senses, this book by Pankaja Srinivasan is illustrated by Satwik Gade.
Synopsis:What happens to little flower seeds in autumn? A strong wind blows a group of seeds across the land. One by one, many of the seeds get lost; some are burned by the sun, some fall into the ocean and some are eaten by a bird. As the seasons change, only a few seeds survive the long winter, and when spiring finally arrives, the seeds that have survived sprout into plants. But there are new dangers for these plants… and finally, only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a gaint flower. And when autumn returns, it sends its own seeds into the wind and the process starts all over again!
Sometimes, people tell tall tales just for fun… Bundal was one such person. He spent his whole day telling tall tales – until one day, someone told a taller tale than him. Can you guess what this tall tale was? Anushka Ravishankar’s funny tale about a tall tale is colourfully illustrated by Chetan Sharma.