When the teacher announces that the class will stage The Lion and the Mouse, Asad is thrilled. He knows he’ll make a wonderful lion—even his name means ‘lion’! But shy little Asad is neither noticed nor chosen. He goes home disappointed, then suddenly in his room a roaring, growling, prowling creature comes to life…and a small, squeaky one too! The flat illustrative style with its strong kitschy palette gets away from usual depictions of the ‘soft, sensitive’ child, and captures the energy and fun of play-acting.
Vaishali Shroff is an award-winning author of many children’s books. She has two sons who inspire her and make her perspire, too.
Animator and illustrator Kavita Singh Kale’s captivating pictures fill the pages of many children’s titles.