Monday, January 11, 2010

Karadi Tales at Bookaroo!

In November 2009, Karadi Tales participated in the Aviva Young Scholar Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival in Delhi.The festival is an effort towards promoting reading, children's literature and Indian publishers for children. Conducted at Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram on Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, the fest saw a number of children's authors, publishers, illustrators and storytellers come together through a series of well-attended events over the last weekend of November.

Karadi Tales was quite busy through it all as well! Anushka Ravishankar, Manasi Subramaniam and C. P. Viswanath performed two interactive readings of Little Vinayak and The Monkeys and the Capseller from the 'Will You Read With Me?' series, following it up with a sing-along session.

Later, C. P. Viswanath held a sing-along of Karadi Rhymes for very young children. He sang three all-time favourite rhymes - 'My name is Madhavi', 'Train' and 'Mangoes' and had children and parents singing along with him in great excitement.

An exhibition of tactile pictures was held through the course of the two days. Dreaming Fingers is an imprint of Karadi Tales that specialises in tactile picture books for the visually impaired. The first title of Dreaming Fingers was the classic Eric Carle title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. For Bookaroo, this book was presented as an exhibition of pictures for children to touch and feel and see.

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