Thursday, March 3, 2016

World Wildlife Day Reads

Today is World Wildlife Day and we are sharing some of our books that celebrate many of these magnificent creatures. From the Western Ghats to Assam, from forest canopies to city ponds on!

The Adventures of Philautus Frog
(Author : Kartik Shanker, Illustrator : Maya Ramaswamy)

Philautus, the little tree frog wants to see the wide blue sea, so far away from his home on Big Tree, in the middle of forest. Take a magnificent trek with Philautus across the Western Ghats teeming with creatures that are funny, fat and fascinating.

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The Cat in the Ghat!
(Author : Ambika Rao, Illustrator Ruchi Shah)

This is a book that takes you deep into the jungles of the Western Ghats. A wildlife photographer sets out to find an elusive wild cat and meets a menagerie of fascinating creatures. Quirky illustrations pepper a funny narrative inspired by real-life adventure. What better way to invite you to join his quest!

Read the book in English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Odia, Tamil


Up World, Down World
(Author : Padmaparna Ghosh, Illustrator :  Sunaina Coelho)

In a canopy forest in India, the Up World and Down World have always been suspicious of each other. But it all changes when Gopa the dormouse drops her book by accident on Fatima’s head. A story about the biodiversity of the canopy forests and friendship.

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Wildlife in a City Pond
(Author : Ashish Kothari, Illustrator : Sangeetha Kadur)

Wetlands in any city are seen mostly as wasteland, waiting to be built over. It takes a tireless environmentalist to show us what city ponds really are - magically rich ecosystems worth preserving. Based on a real-life experience, here is a story that introduces us to the delightful flora and fauna in the urban landscape

Read the book in English , HindiKannada, MarathiTeluguUrdu 
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Jadav and the Tree-Place
(Author and illustrator : Vinayak Varma)

Jadav has the best job in the world: he makes forests! How does he do it? Read this book to find out!


Muchkund and his Sweet Tooth
(Author : Dr. Madhav Gadgil, Iillustrator :Maya Ramaswamy)

Bears, bees and blossoms are three enchanting building blocks of our natural world. The Indian rock bee is called a giant bee because it is one of the biggest honeybees in the world. Rock bees forage by moonlight. Scientists have been working with forest dwellers to safeguard rock bees, a precious natural heritage. In this informative tale, Muchkund and his bright gang of ghosts have a clever way of dealing with the burning issue of forest offenders!

Read the book in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu.

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