Yipee! Junior Writer’s Bug Literary Fest in Mumbai next weekend April 22nd…

Will be at the Junior Writer’s Bug Literary Festival to be held next weekend April 21st and 22nd in Mumbai. SO glad to see someone putting together a children’s lit festival here. I am conducting three sessions on Sunday, April 22nd 2012.  10am -11am: A first reading from my book Kaka and Munni (published by Pratham Books) followed by children making a collage. Ages 4-7 years 11:15am – 12:15pm: Time to create your own Rhyme and Rhythm. A workshop for children on writing poetry. Ages 7-10 years 12:30 – 1:30pm: Dramatised reading of Icky, Yucky, Mucky (published by Young Zubaan) accompanied by many a slurp and burp. Reading to be followed by children making their own monsters. Ages 4-7 years. Venue: St. Anthony’s Girls High School, Chembur. There is a lot more scheduled in the festival, from illustrations, story writing, script writing, puppetry and more. For more details on the event, the complete schedule and registration form (pre registration suggested since workshops have limited seats) visit the Writer’s bug website. Looking forward! Share...

Hello world!

Hi everyone, This is my first post on my blog…though I have been blogging rather religiously on my Icky, Yucky, Mucky book blog. 2012 has been exciting to say the least with the release of my first two books for young children – Icky, Yucky, Mucky (Young Zubaan) and Kaka and Munni (Pratham Books). This blog is a space where I look forward to sharing my experiences in the wonderful world of children’s literature. For parents and teachers, you can find out more about my published books, follow new releases of books written or illustrated by me, and get to know my reading schedule for children. I also plan to add links to children’s book reviews, reading programs and to other resources for children’s literature, whenever I come across something wonderful. I’ve discovered gems of books for my own children and I hope that it will help you discover and decide what your own children would like to read. For aspiring writers in India for children’s books, I will, not too far in the future, share my experiences and thoughts on how I went about getting published. Every persons journey is unique but I do hope that some of my experiences will give you ideas on what could help you find your way forward. And for the most important group, all you lovely children wide-eyed in wonder, heads buzzing with endless possibilities, the section on my books would be an interesting space to browse through with your parents. You can view book trailers, find links to other fun blogs, discover ideas for activities around my books and so much more. Stay...