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Gobble You Up!

Gobble You Up!

This children's story, with cumulative rhyme, is an adaptation of an oral trickster tale from Rajasthan in India.

It is illustrated with finger painting by the talented Sunita, from the Meena tribal community in Rajasthan. She adapts a traditional Meena art form called Mandna, which is traditionally painted by women on the walls and floors of their village homes.

This is the first time that this style – rarely seen outside the confines of Meena villages – has been used in a children’s book.

The book was released in the UK in October 2013 via Bounce Sales & Marketing, and the cover design is by Rathna Ramanathan.

Gobble You Up!