Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Wishes!

Happy New Year!
Click on the card to read our special message to you!

Illustration by Aashish Mall
From 'Markandeya's Vision'
A soon-to-be-published title from Karadi Tales!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Spin a Yarn with Karadi Tales

On 22 December 2010, Karadi Tales conducted a storytelling session at Landmark at Citi Centre in Chennai. Malavika P. C., illustrator of the four mouse stories, conducted the session and had the kids in splits! 

Watch video clips from the session:

And the second clip:

And one more!

Here are some photographs from the session:

 You can see more photos here!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas! 
Click on the card to read our special message to you!

Illustration by Christine Tappin
From 'Whose Lovely Child Can You Be?'
A soon-to-be-published title from Karadi Tales!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Have you heard Chai-Chai-Coffee-Coffee from Karadi Rhymes? Watch the video here!

And now, do check out this absolutely lovely video of a child singing this same Karadi Rhyme! It's such a delight to watch!

Isn't that adorable? We think so too!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rumours in Australia!

While Little Vinayak went to California to meet blogger mom Katy Fries, The Rumour did some travelling of its own as well! 

First, this book went to Korea with a beautiful Korean translation by Book House Publishers. 

And now, The Rumour has gone on a book swap to Australia! Sandhya of Saffron Tree sends The Rumour to Catherine in Australia, and Catherine blogs about the book on her blog here

Catherine writes: 

The illustrations also show lots of details of Indian village life, especially the way the people dress and carry out their daily jobs. We loved getting this wonderful book from Sandhya and her daughter and the story made us smile.  My eldest son, who is a budding fisherman, appreciated the way the rumour got more and more elaborate as the tale was retold (just the way that fish get bigger as you tell people about your fishing trip).

Thanks, Catherine! Read the entire post on Catherine's blog!

And shhh! Here's a secret.... The Rumour will soon be out as an audiobook from Karadi Tales narrated by thespian and film actor, Konkona Sen Sharma! We'll keep you posted on this!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Little Vinayak in California

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

She writes:

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.

Thanks, Katy!

Do read the entire post on Katy's blog.