The Doll That Bommakka Made
Authors: Sheela Preuitt, Praba Ram
Illustrated by Debasmita Dasgupta
9789386652638 | Center Stapled | pp. 12 | 2018 | Pratham Books
This charming cumulative tale celebrates the tradition of hand-crafted dolls. Starting with a little ball of clay, we see the fine dancing doll grow before our eyes, inspired by a South Indian Thanjavur Thalai Atti Bommai.
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This charming cumulative tale celebrates the tradition of hand-crafted dolls. Starting with a little ball of clay, we see the fine dancing doll grow before our eyes, inspired by a South Indian Thanjavur Thalai Atti Bommai. The rhythmic descriptive words stacked in a delightful repetitive way invite the children to chant along.
Sheela Preuitt and Praba Ram
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About the Contributors
Co-authors Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt love telling tales about artisans and their handmade crafts. Blogging about children’s books at www.saffrontree.org, crafting with kids and promoting early-literacy programmes in their communities are some of their other passions.
Debasmita Dasgupta enjoys telling stories through visuals. Indian by birth, based in Singapore, Debasmita’s goal is to create art that can inspire you to sing the song of life with a positive note. She is also the founder of ‘My Father illustrations’, a series on inspiring father-daughter picture stories from across the globe.
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