Abhi Krish is a children's picture book author. She is also the founder of EliPuli and The Peruchali Press. Her interest is in creating bilingual resources & contemporary literature that's both fun and immersive. Her dream is for little ones to read bravely and enjoy the Tamil language while they're at it. If she was Mongal, she would be busy sluuuurping up all the Pongal (the sweet!) instead of chasing after worms or the sun!
Abhishikta Dutta is an illustrator who loves making nuanced colored scribbles of the things she loves. She has mostly worked for children's books and in print publication. Her interests also include cartooning and illustrative design. Her work can be seen at www.instagram.com/abhi_draws. If she were Mongal, she'd paint with mud and turn her underground cave home into a gallery!
The story is educative as well as funny, it is easy for kids to be entertained through the flow. Indeed there is a Mongal in all of us!
I went through the book! And I loved it! I loved the characters A lot! 🙂 Especially Mongal and the sun! I loved Mongal's expressions 🙂 He is very cute! The story simultaneously deals with facts and imagination very well! I loved it!
At first read, the story is very, very interesting. It’s somewhat similar to how the Grinch stole Christmas vibe... but different as well. I feel Mongal should have a different point of intro... not from the beginning... a build up from the sunny village to the one that hates it all... Some shift in sequence... perhaps. But I like the story! It’s very relatable for an Indian child.
Wow!!! This is amazing! Just read the English version (wish I could read Tamil as well :)), so creative and entertaining and VERY well illustrated! Love the little lesson at the end about food as well. Congrats!
Amazing efforts by you and your team. I am amazed and thrilled to read the book. It is vital for children to know the importance of Sun... And the need of sun to grow veggies. My suggestion is - nature comprises of pancha bootham...Water, ether, akasham, bhumi, agni...You covered Akasham....Partly....Please bring all elements in your future efforts.
What an absolutely delightful story!! I cant wait to read this to the kids!! Please do compliment the illustrator on the wonderful pictures too! Thanks for sharing this fantastic creation with us!