AdiDev Press is rightly heralded for books that resonate with children of today, and yet tap into the rich heritage of India. Colours With Radha Krishna; Rang Radha Krsna ke Sang is a beautifully illustrated bilingual book that works in many ways at different levels. The board book is written in verse by Anjali Jaipuria.
The picture book is a great primer on Radha and Krishna for young readers, and introduces the duo to them in a fun way. It also explores the world of colours, which each page taking on a separate colour scheme. The vibrancy and vividness of nature is also highlighted beautifully. Indeed, the book is a great way to introduce young children to the natural world.
Sudeepti Tucker’s lively illustrations paint a palette of ten different colours, including gold and silver. The gold and silver colour leafing effect is the cherry on the cake! The young reader may want to look and relook at the artwork several times because there are many nuances to be uncovered there as well. It would be right to way that the book is truly a work of art!
I love the fact that the writer has used local words and references, such as the kadamba tree, or Govardhan’s peak etc. This is a subtle opportunity for adults to discuss the mythological references attached to the story of Radha and Krishna.
The book comes with a QR code to the Hindi translation of the text and a free audiobook read by master storyteller Rohini Vij. This makes it a great book to read with grandparents as well!