The Manic Panic
Richa Jha and Mithila Ananth
32 pp. Paperback
27.9 cm x 22.2 cm
Mom and Dad completely lose the plot the day the Wifi stops working in the house. In a role reversal of sorts, it’s up to little Shivi to get her bored and tantrum-throwing parents to see that there is a perfectly wonderful life to be enjoyed beyond their screen-craze.
Mithila Ananth’s zany, whimsical digital illustrations with a minimal neat colour palette and a touch of quiet humour throw into sharp focus Richa Jha’s funny story done as a second person narrative. Together, they draw the reader right into the centre of this book’s relatable universe.