Sunu-sunu the snail is playing in the garden with his friends, the ants. Suddenly there is a storm. He hurries` home to his mother and tells her all he saw and heard. This delightful picture book has simple text, with sound words capturing the mood. Eloquent illustrations evoke a snail`s-eye view of the storm in his world ` the garden.
Sandhya Rao is one of the finest writers for children in India. Her books have won awards and accolades: My Friend the Sea won the Ambitious Children’s Book Project award at the Berlin Children and Youth Literature Festival, 2005. My Mother’s Sari was chosen as an Outstanding International Book, 2007, by the United States Board for Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Children’s Book Council. Rights to the book have been sold for USA, Canada, Australia and the U.K. In 1996, she joined Radhika Menon to create multilingual books for children at a time when independent children’s publishing in India was nascent. She has written over 20 books. Chennai-based Sandhya has an eclectic taste in books, music and films and loves listening to stories, especially real stories. She works at The Hindu.