In the Land Where Beetles Rule

Illustrated books of poetry for children are rare in India. The pages of this bold and pathbreaking book have sparse but unsparing text that are illustrated by stunning and disturbing illustrations of a stark future where the world as we know it has collapsed and beetles rule the land. A book for older readers, each page opens a conversation on recognizable markers of today’s world set in an unrecognizable future.

Pratham Books 2022 Suniti Namjoshi Krishna Bala Shenoi

Friends Behind Walls

“The book talks about the charm of small towns, making new friends, repairing old friendships. The child character explains the complicated words in an organic way in the narrative – a great device that will help enhance the vocabulary of children.”


Puffin Books by Penguin Random House India 2020 Harshikaa Udasi Krishna Bala Shenoi