Books for 3+ from Tulika



Must-Read

1. Sunu Sunu Snail: Storm in the Garden – Sandhya Rao / Ashok Rajagopalan

Must Read

On one rainy day an unusual visitor visited our library. It let its feelers out observing the wet concrete and sailed slowly (extremely slowly). It was a slimy snail. Tiny tots felt awful to watch a slimy small creature making its way to their footwear. A few, like me, were worried on what harm it would cause (not an insect person you see, hehe). The initial weirdness died down, and kids become inquisitive on what it was up to.

Now having read the book, I wonder whether our unusual visitor on that day, was perhaps Sunu Sunu.

It is little Sunu Sunu, the snail’s day out on a rainy day. It gets caught in sudden storm, while playing with its ant friends. After it safely goes back to its mother, it gives an account its adventures in the rain. Sunu Sunu Snail describes nature to kids using onomatopoeic words.

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  1. “Sunu Sunu would not get wet in the rain, he lets his feelers out, tucks head and stands still” – are simple ways of putting information about a snail, a creature that comes and visits on rainy days. It would induce interest in the children to watch a snail closely, when they see one the next time.
  2. Exceptional art of rain and aftermath! It pleases adults as much as it pleases kids. The pictures make us feel, that we are in the garden with Sunu Sunu, and almost on the verge of getting wet by the stormy rain!
  3. Stunning and charming Sunu Sunu – I loved to see Sunu Sunu. Wow! How beautiful he is, or rather how beautifully his creator has crafted him! I’ve got over my irrational fear now.  The next time I meet a snail, I will not give it a weird look. If a drawing can change an adult’s prejudice, think of the impact the book would have on tiny tots with inquiring minds.
  4. Stunning Sunu Sunu attracts children, perhaps after reading the book they may keep Sunu Sunu as their pet 😉
  5. Sunu Sunu’s sound words – pre schoolers are going to love repeating it Ooo.. Shay… Zzak. 🙂

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  1. In my view it is high time we use snail-like to refer to a persevering person instead of to a lazy person! If you disagree, just watch a snail for an hour 🙂

Sunu Sunu A Swanky Snail!


A copy of the book was purchased by the reviewer.


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Title Sunu Sunu Snail: Storm in the Garden
Author(s) Sandhya Rao
Illustrator(s) Ashok Rajagopalan
Publisher Tulika

2. What Shall I make? – Nandini Nayar / Proiti Roy

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Nandini Nayar has beautifully captured what happens in an evening in our homes. What Shall I Make is a journey of the dough to chapati! Little Neeraj gets his minuscule share of dough to play with when his mom is kneading it.

Playing with clay dough is a wonderful time pass for children. It calms a troubled mind; it gives work to the probing hands; it satisfies their creative brains. Besides, it feels awesome to create, doesn’t it?

To see what shapes he has made – flip the pages.

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  1. A story with nativity! My kids were able to relate it with their routine at home. For kids (moms) who are yet to get the idea that there is always unlimited supply of (clay) dough in their very own kitchen, this books provides that IDEA!
  2. Summary of the journey of dough to chapati, with small images in the last page, makes it like a cook book for kids. Now we can ask them to make a chapati! 😉 See and do.
  3. It captures a casual evening at any home. The illustrations aptly capture it! Young Neeraj in his vest is a sample of it.

Ideas to Create!


A copy of the book was purchased by the reviewer.


Product information:

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Amazon (Worldwide) Flipkart
[amazon text=Paperback&asin=8181462688] Paperback
Title What Shall I make
Author(s) Nandini Nayar
Illustrator(s) Proiti Roy
Publisher Tulika

Book Details:

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Editor(s)/Author(s)/Illustrator(s)/Translator(s) Ashok Rajagopalan, Nandini Nayar, Proiti Roy, Sandhya Rao
Publisher Tulika books

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