Title of Picture Book: Rooster Raga
Author: Natasha Sharma
Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Tulika Books, India
Publisher’s Blurb: Do roosters sing ragas? This one does, but like all true artists discovers it after a lot of struggle! Every time he opens his mouth he has a new tune – but not the kukaroo kuroo of the other roosters! His friends skip and stretch, stamp and roll while trying to teach him to get it right. This cheeky, foot-tapping story invites big and little readers to move and sing, clap and tap along with Priya Kuriyan’s expressive characters.
5 Keywords (other than themes): animals, music, exercise, farm, creativity
Brief Review (in under 50 words): This is an interesting book that invites participation in moving and singing along with a host of farm animals. It also invites a chat about talents, confidence, creativity, practice and helping others. It cold also lead to an exploration of Asian music terms such as “raga”.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-93-5046-454-0