~THE JUNGLE RADIO:BIRDSONGS OF INDIA~
HONOR BOOK 2020
South Asia Book Award
BEST CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
BOOK / BRONZE
Comic-Con India Awards 2020
BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK
COVER 2019 / RUNNER-UP
Publishing Next Industry Awards
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 musicalclues 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.
The Jungle Radio is my colorful, debut picture book for children (ages 5+)
The book has been nominated, shortlisted and honoured by various awards
for best children's book & best book cover categories.
Published by Puffin Books,Penguin Random House India, April 2019
Written, illustrated and designed by Devangana Dash
India / USA / UK
Kindle / Google books
'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
Such a lovely, lovely, lovely way to introduce the next generation to the amazing variety of birds that inhabit India'
'The sweetest way to present birds and nature
to urban children . . . delightful and delicate'
'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'
'A beautifully illustrated book for very young readers'