#TeaserTuesday “My Trip to the Fair: A Journey Through the Handicrafts of India” by Mallika Appana

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A Journey Through the Handicrafts of India

Children’s Picture Book, Age group 3-8 years

 

Date Published: April 1, 2022

Publisher: Serapis Bey Publishing

 

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A boy and his mom are on a vacation to India. Curious to learn the story of some unique toys at his grandparents’ place, the boy follows his mom to a local fair that showcases ethnic arts. What does the child find there? What memories does he bring back? Does he want to revisit India? This richly illustrated book is a perfect way to let your child discover the experience of a bustling Indian fair, replete with a multitude of colors and sounds, and the aromas of yummy food!

From the Book

Amma told me that sustainability was always a part of their lifestyle when she was growing up. They would eat in leaf bowls, use cloth bags and reuse almost everything.

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About the Author

Mallika Appana was born in Hyderabad, India. She now lives in the United States with her husband and toddler. Raising her child in a foreign country, she feels a strong urge to keep kids connected to their Indian heritage. An engineer and an MBA by training, she developed a fondness towards ethnic arts and crafts due to her parents’ keen appreciation for them. The book is a culmination of her passion for storytelling and illustration, and she hopes that it will foster interest in traditional art forms among the next generation.

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