Author: Raj Shekhar

Illustrator: Venkat Shyam

Translator: Devashish Makhija

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Inspired by an adivasi song from Telangana, this taps right into the instincts of children – fun with words and rhythm, and a yet unspoilt ability to be aware of the connectedness of the natural world. Venkat Shyam’s Gond folk style arises from the same ethos. His stunning art comes together with Nina Sabnani’s fine design aesthetic to create a spectacular creative web of its own, visually reflecting the belief of the first dwellers that we are the forest and the forest is us.