Pickle Yolk Books is a new independent publishing house based in New Delhi, India. We are driven by our unbridled passion to create picture books in English that make the readers smile, laugh, ponder, reflect and arrive at their own eureka moment. With universal themes and contemporary urban settings, our books weave childhood’s eclectic patchwork of joys, challenges and personal triumphs. Humour, subtle or overt, remains an underlying given.
We started out as a website to get parents and children in India to fall in love with picture books until we decided to take the plunge and create some ourselves!
Why Pickle Yolk, you may ask. In India, we grew up in the 80s with a popular jingle on television ‘Sunday ho ya Monday, roz khayo ande’ (Eggs every day, Sunday through Monday). My granny’s response to the commercial used to be an acerbic ‘what’s life without some pickle at every meal!’ So here we are with Pickle Yolk Books, an irresistible combination of the two indispensable must-haves. Our books are bit like pickle – tangy, yummy, exciting; a bit yolk-like – enriching, wholesome, all round awesome. Fun, either way. To be devoured daily. Devoured big.
With just a few titles occupying the place of pride in our pickle farm, we are, as yet, a baby in the fascinating world of picture books. But we have ideas. We dream big. And there’s a certain madness about us that’s hard to miss.
We are nuts about the unpickled egg white too.
Hugs to all picture book lovers,
Founder, Pickle Yolk Books