The Jungle Radio is Devangana's debut picture book for children (5+),written, illustrated and designed by her, on the sounds and calls of 30 species of birds found in India. The book has been nominated, shortlisted and honoured by various awards for best children's book cover and best picture book categories.
Published by Puffin Books,Penguin Random
House India, April 2019
Come, listen to the sweet jungle orchestra, featuring the Woodpecker's drums,
the Hornbill's trumpet &
the Kingfisher's blues
When curious little Gul hears some strange sounds coming from her radio, she follows the musical clues into . . .an Indian jungle! On her walk, she finds feathered friends who TWEET, TAPP and TALK. There are some who howl and hoot, and others who play the flute. With a KEE here and a KAW there, Gul discovers songs everywhere!
Brought to life by painterly illustrations, The Jungle Radio is a little story about the language of birds-their songs and sounds-with a loud and clear call to listen to the world around us.
'Delve into an adventure of delightfully woven onomatopoeia, rhyming verse and ornate explosions of color with inquisitive Gul as she explores the sprawling habitat of her Indian jungle searching for the aerial musicians of the symphonic sounds emanating from her radio in a beautiful compilation introducing children to bird-watching'
SOUTH ASIA BOOK AWARD 2020
'The sweetest way to present birds and nature
to urban children . . . delightful and delicate'
'A beautifully illustrated book
for very young readers'
Such a lovely, lovely, lovely way to introduce the next generation to the amazing variety of birds that inhabit India'
'A wonderful and much-needed reminder to tune in
to Nature-and listen to her beautiful birdsong'
'Birds are beautiful, but their songs are even more so. 'The Jungle Radio' brings alive bird melodies in a fun and enjoyable manner'