Thursday, September 27, 2012

Art from India

An article on Art from India in a UK-based resource website on children's books cites The Rumour: "Illustrator Kanyika Kani has used a mix of ink and colour pencils to create the appealing illustrations.  Her vivid palette of strong colours and the interesting slants of perspective together with the expressive characters, complement the text perfectly.  The illustrations are full of humour and the enormous centered illustration that shows Pandurang's wide mouth full of animals from the forest is engagingly quirky."

Read the entire article here!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Windows on the World

"Windows on the World", The Outside In Online Illustration Gallery is a gorgeous database of the best picture book illustrations from around the world. It features artwork from 2 Karadi Tales picture books - The Rumour and The Lizard's Tail. Do check it out here!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dorje's Stripes

Recently, we worked on creating a book on the Royal Bengal Tiger. Author Anshumani Ruddra wrote a beautiful story about a Bengal tiger who escapes from the Sundarbans into Tibet and is taken in by a kindly group of monks. But this tiger is particularly unusual because he has only two stripes on his body. One morning, when a third stripe appears on his body, the monks investigate... and they're shocked by what they find. This is the story of Dorje's Stripes.

Illustrated beautifully and vividly in striking water colours by Korean artists, Gwangjo and Jung-a Park, Dorje's Stripes is not just a beautiful story - it is a real work of art.

Here's a trailer for the book.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Interview on SupportBiz does an interview with Karadi Tales about how the company was formed, its milestones, the learning process, and so much more! Check it out here

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Uncle Pai!

Had he lived, today would have been Uncle Pai's 83rd birthday. He was the visionary behind Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle and he deeply inspired several publishing houses in the country including Karadi Tales. For those of us who grew up on his creations, our very idea of Indian history and mythology was defined by this man's vision. He is not just a loss to ACK Media, but to our country.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy birthday, Roald Dahl!

“The prime function of the children's book writer is to write a book that is so absorbing, exciting, funny, fast and beautiful that the child will fall in love with it. And that first love affair between the young child and the young book will lead hopefully to other loves for other books and when that happens the battle is probably won. The child will have found a crock of gold. He will also have gained something that will help to carry him most marvelously through the tangles of his later years."

- Roald Dahl

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Karadi Mythology Apps for the iPad

Four fantastic titles from the Karadi Tales Mythology series are now available on the iPad as digital apps! Narrated by Girish Karnad, the Jnanpith award-winning playwright, the apps have gripping music by 3 Brothers & A Violin. Check them out!

We have Birth of Krishna, Krishna's Conquests, Young Hanuman, and Hanuman the Mighty available through the app-store! The apps include the option to record your voice so that your child always has you close by and bonus features like jigsaw puzzles, quizzes etc. to keep your child occupied for hours, an array of pictures from the book for your child to paint, bonus tracks from other Karadi Tales apps and songs sung by popular playback artiste Anooradha Sriram with lyrics so that you can sing along too!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering the story

The magazine Eves Touch has a really wonderful review of A Quiet Courage. Unfortunately, the magazine is not available online. But the entire piece can be read below!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Snuggle with Picture Books

Snuggle with Picture Books is a lovely new website dedicated to reviewing picture books from India. The website has reviewed 3 of our really gorgeous picture books - When the Earth Lost its Shapes, The Moustache Man, and Whose Lovely Child Can You Be? Do take a look at the reviews and this much-needed website! Picture books from Karadi Tales are available on our website here.