Have you ever heard of a book swap? Here's how it works: you send me a book that you think I'll like and I send you a book that I think you'll like - and then we talk about both the books! Pretty simple, right? Well, here's a very interesting international book swap that happened with one of our very own Karadi Tales titles!
In a delightful book-swap, ArtNavy in Chennai sent Little Vinayak to Katy Fries in California... and Katy Fries blogs about the book here.
Artnavy sent us Little Vinayak, by Shobha Viswanath and illustrated by Shilpa Ranade. As a special bonus, the book contained a wonderful CD audiobook read by Vidya Balan and with music by 3 Brothers & A Violin. Little Vinayak is the story of a small elephant who is frustrated because he constantly trips over his trunk. His friends and other jungle inhabitants try to help him fix his problem until a wise old elephant, Tembo, teaches him how to walk and swing his trunk so it doesn't get in his way. It's a book that is about learning to be comfortable in your own skin, a message I think we all (yes, even adults!) need to be reminded of once in awhile.
Do read the entire post on Katy's blog.