Magesh is a lively and very active child. He loves playing with Vignesh, his older brother. Magesh speaks very little. However, his immediate family understands what he wants to communicate perfectly well. Though, outsiders often do not! Magesh loves drawing, and especially drawing cats. Vibhuti Cat is his constant companion and assumes varied forms. Soon, he too desires to go to school just like his older brother. How will his schooling journey be? What role will Vibhuti the cat play in school?
What words don’t say….
The book thoughtfully illustrates the inner life of a child who has a difficulty with speaking and verbalising. Vibhuti Cat becomes a form of expression for Magesh and a tool for him to gain confidence. The story also shows how a gentle, understanding and supportive family can go a long way in helping a child achieve his optimum best.
Target readers for Vibhuti Cat
The book is meant for younger readers. It has wonderful illustrations by Shubham Lakhera that aptly portray the theme that the writer wants to evoke. The illustrations of Vibhuti the cat look exactly like drawings done by a child, adds to the realism. There is good enough text to accompany illustrations, and hence, the book is also appropriate for slightly older and independent readers.
A story about a differently abled child and how he sets off on the path to personal growth armed with his love for art and a loving family!
Title: Vibhuti Cat
Illustrator: Shubham Lakhera
Publisher: Duckbill Books
Age group: 6-8 years