Vee Loved Garlic


Vee Loved Garlic

Richa Jha and Kunal Kundu

ISBN: 978-93-5235-479-5

36 pp

Paperback | 27.5 x 24.7 cm | 5 yrs +

Rs 350


Tags: Why should I believe it; for the child’s insatiable ‘Why’ appetite.

When Miss Vee Noonie falls in love with garlic, there is pandemonium in the house. She is a vampire, after all! Her parents do their best to urge her to stay away from it. Garlic, they tell her, is fatal for vampires. Free thinker Vee’s research tells her that’s not true and she leaves no stone unturned in  convincing her folks. Does she succeed?

Richa Jha celebrates a young thinking mind’s spirit of inquisitiveness, questioning the given, persuasiveness and non-conformist free will in this pacey picture book that is packed with sharp dialogues, intense passion, and chic humour. The breathtaking sweep of Kunal Kundu’s detailed etching and dramatic artwork lingers on till long after the book has been put awaY.

Richa Jha is an author, publisher and picture book enthusiast. She is an independent creator of picture books in English under her PICKLE YOLK BOOKS imprint. She has written twelve picture books and edited an anthology for young adults. Her various titles have been shortlisted for the prestigious Crossword Award, Publishing Next Industry Awards and the FICCI Publishing Award. She is an avid reader and indefatigable traveller.

Kunal Kundu is a self-taught artist who studied animation film design from the National Institute of Design (NID), the premier design school of India. He started his career by making promos for Channel [V], MTV, CNN-IBN to making short animation films for Galli Galli Sim Sim, the Indian leg of Sesame Street. Since then, he has gone on to create some of the most popular covers and children’s books in India.