The Jungle Radio: Bird Songs of India
Written, illustrated and designed by me, The Jungle Radio is my debut picture book
for children (5+) on the sounds and calls of 30 birds found in India.
Published by Puffin Books, imprint of Penguin Random House India, in April 2019.
'The sweetest way to present birds and nature to urban
children . . . delightful and delicate' DIA MIRZA
'A beautifully illustrated book for very young readers' HINDUSTAN TIMES
Come, listen to the sweet jungle orchestra,
featuring the Woodpecker's drums,
the Hornbill's trumpet and 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.
Advance praise for THE JUNGLE RADIO
'Such a lovely, lovely, lovely way to introduce the next generation
to the amazing variety of birds that inhabit India' Sanjeev Sanyal
'A wonderful and much-needed reminder to tune in to Nature-and
listen to her beautiful birdsong' Nayanika Mahtani
'Birds are beautiful, but their songs are even more so. 'The Jungle Radio' brings alive
bird melodies in a fun and enjoyable manner' Deepak Dalal