Books by Anushka Ravishankar

HIC! by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little South Asian girl in a dress and pigtails desperately tries to rid herself of the hiccups. Read full book review >
Released: June 9, 2015

"Perhaps the captain's next outing will find all its elements in better sync. (Graphic mystery. 7-9)"
Part clever Sherlock Holmes, part bumbling Maxwell Smart, the turbaned Capt. Coconut is a new detective on the scene. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: May 1, 2014

"Storytellers, students of folklore and those who appreciate seeing the work of international children's-book creators will all welcome this intriguing import. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
This adaptation of an (relatively) oft-told tale features a conversational text paired with illustrations that echo the story's Japanese origins. Read full book review >
THE RUMOR by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: May 8, 2012

"A playful take on a familiar cautionary tale is enlivened by Subcontinental flair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A multicultural—and universal—lesson on the dangers of gossip. Read full book review >
EXCUSES, EXCUSES! by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: May 1, 2012

"An uneven, ambitious effort. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A narrator introduces readers to Neel, who, for every day of the week, makes a decision to better himself, then falls short—with good reason, as Neel himself explains in nonsense verse. Read full book review >
I LIKE CATS by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: April 1, 2011

"Packaged with an extra illustration laid in and a die-cut wrapping strip, this lovely artifact will be received eagerly by both cat lovers and connoisseurs of bookmaking. (Picture book. 6-9, adult)"
On thick, roughly textured paper, a gallery of highly stylized felines created by over a dozen Indian folk artists in as many primitivist styles pose gracefully or are caught in mid-leap, staring steadily up at viewers with authentically catlike directness. Read full book review >
ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET! by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: March 21, 2008

"A simple tale of nature versus nurture brilliantly rendered. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A baby elephant suffers an identity crisis until he discovers where he really belongs. Read full book review >
CATCH THAT CROCODILE! by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: March 1, 2008

"Again collaborating with Ravishankar (Tiger on a Tree, 2002), Biswas uses a sketchy line with some solid areas of brown and green on a creamy background to evoke a folksy woodcut style. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A scary reptile slithers into an Indian town and people go wild. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Letter forms get put through more ingenious, not to mention strenuous, paces in de Vicq de Comptiers's Bembo's Zoo (2000), but this makes a silly-sounding, giggle-inducing read-aloud for younger audiences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Readers with a taste for concrete poetry or typographic quips in general will enjoy this import. Read full book review >
TIGER ON A TREE by Anushka Ravishankar
Released: March 5, 2004

"Ravishankar is well-known in India for her Indian English nonsense verse and Biswas is one of the country's premier children's book illustrators; cheers to the publisher for bringing them to these shores. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A nonsense import from India tells the story of an endearingly timid tiger. Read full book review >