Love comes our way from the other end of the world!

Love comes our way from the other end of the world!

Blog Review
A note from the publisher:

I am more than a month late in posting this update, but here goes…

Of all the people I have had special pleasure and privilege of knowing by virtue of being in the kidlit industry, my association with Sandy Brehl is one of the most special. We connected in the virtual world through twitter a few years ago and I admit I have been in awe of her since. We haven’t met in person nor do our virtual paths cross that often. But the support (both vocal and silent) that I have received from her continues to be a proof of how beautiful the kidlit world is and of the wonderful people who inhabit this glorious space.

I don’t know where to begin introducing Sandy to our readers! She is a thorough children’s book lover in every sense of the word. She is an acclaimed author of the Odin’s Promise trilogy (a set of the most engrossing historical fiction I have read on WWII), a former teacher, an occasional Cybils Awards judge, an active SCBWI member, a most insightful commentator on picture books on her blog Unpacking the Power of Picture Books, an indefatigable Goodreads reviewer, an equally untiring contributing author at The Storied Past and above all, a most wonderful human being.

Sandy has always cheered on for me and for all the tiny Pickle Yolk littlings, all the way from Wisconsin, USA. And so, it is such an honour to have Thatha at School and Love Like That featured and reviewed by her up up here on her blog. A Thank you! isn’t quite enough. 🙂

 

Love Like That is on the PUBLISHING NEXT INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 shortlist!

Love Like That is on the PUBLISHING NEXT INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 shortlist!

Awards and Recognition Blog

‘Love Like That’ is on the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2016 shortlist for the best printed children’s book of the year. Happy and honoured to be hanging out with the very best out there. The winners will be announced at the Kochi conference on September 16.

This book is written by Richa Jha, illustrated by Gautam Benegal and designed by Abhishek Jha.

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Here’s a link to all the shortlisted books in all the categories: The Publishing Next Industry Awards 2016 Shortlist.

Da dum design and drama!

Da dum design and drama!

Blog

So this is how the Pickle Yolk pages get designed. With Abhishek Jha at his Atonal Indian design-cum-music studio, giving final touches to our forthcoming pickle yolk ‘Love Like That’ (the sumptuous illustrations are by Gautam Benegal). Not seen in the pic: yummy aloo parathas, loads of cigarette smoke, the funky (and some clunky) music instruments, the massive ego-bruising arguments (it finally comes down to which of us is the more creative sibling :p ) and the fabulous Usha Prasad who is busy clicking us. It’s fun until one of us ends up calling Mom up to settle the usual I’ve-always-been-better-at-this crisis, and the verdict is announced over failing mobile signal. 🙂 IMG_4758 IMG_4771