The Churki-Burki Book of Rhyme by Gita Wolf

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Adapted from renowned Gond artist Durga Bai's (The Old Animals' Forest BandOne, Two, Tree!) rendering of her own childhood in the central Indian village Patangahr, this is a merry tale of fun and rhyme. Bai's colorful and playful art captures a young girl's experience of growing up in a tribal village, and bridges the worlds of memory and imagination.


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A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, Gita Wolf is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults, many of which have been translated into multiple languages and recognized internationally. Joydeb Chitrakar is an artist working in the Patua scroll painting tradition from West Bengal in India. The Enduring Ark is his second project with Tara Books, the first being the handmade scrollbook Tsunami, an accordion book which he collaborated with his wife Moyna to produce. He lives in Nirbhaypur Village, West Bengal, India with his wife Moyna & their children.
Published September 21, 2010 by Tara Books. 24 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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From the time they wake up in the morning until they fall asleep at night, the sisters make up rhymes to go with each activity, from playing on a homemade see-saw--“…Tadak-tadak / Kukurukoo / Tadak-tadak, / I want to play too!”--to thinking about all the food items in their dinner: fish, corn, be...

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