Chuchu Manthu’s Jar of Toffees
Author: Adithi Rao
Illustrated by Krishna Bala Shenoi
9789353099794 | Centre Stapled | pp. 16 | 2020 | Pratham Books
Chuchu Manthu is the most loving person Preet knows. After his death, Preet wonders if his kindness has disappeared with him.
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Chuchu Manthu is the most loving person Preet knows. After his death, Preet wonders if his kindness has disappeared with him. Based on a true story about loss and grief, and compassion in everyday actions.
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About the Contributors
A graduate of Smith College, Massachusetts, the author worked as an assistant director on the Hindi film Satya. Shakuntala & other Timeless Tales of Ancient India and Growing up in Pandupur (co-authored) are some of her books for children. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies by Puffin, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Wisdom Tree, and Talking Cub, and in English textbooks across India. The rights to her film scripts have been bought by Aamir Khan Productions Ltd. and Excel Entertainment.
Krishna Bala Shenoi’s illustrations, spanning a variety of styles, have accompanied children’s literature in books produced by esteemed publishing houses across India. When he’s not hanging out with the animal friends he has made in his Bangalore neighbourhood, he contributes to children’s storytelling, imbuing his artwork with gentleness and a sense of wonder.
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