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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday

Gobble You Up! by Gita Wolf, art by Sunita and Prabhat is a brilliant book, words and art.  Based on a Rajasthani folktale, this story is translated by Susheela Varadarajan and so many more hands helped make this book.  You'll have to check out the artist's and author's notes to read the whole process how this book came to be.  
The story reminds me of the Danish Folktale - Fat Cat or There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  There is a jackal and he ends up swallowing his friend and a bunch of other animals.  
The artwork is so authentic, it's a beautiful stylized native Indian art called Mandna.  This art form is practiced by women only, and I know I can't do it justice describing it here.  You'll have to take a look at it yourself.

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