Excuses

By Anushka Ravishankar (Text by (Art/Photo Books)); Gabrielle Manglou (Illustrator)
Tara Books, Hardcover, 9789380340128, 46pp.

Publication Date: May 2012

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"Youngsters will delight in Neel’s fantastic excuses... The illustrations, a collage of tinted photographs and art, provide an appropriately surreal backdrop" -Kirkus Reviews

"Art and text intertwined with balanced whimsy imbue Neel’s tall tales with colorful energy and unlimited creativity." - BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Who doesn’t know a child who is always ready with an implausible excuse when caught out by an indignant adult? Excuses Excuses builds on this universal experience using an Indian setting. Young Neel is the boy next door who can’t help getting into trouble, and yet he is endearing in his explanations. He has one for every day of the week and for every kind of adult it seems that he may never run out of them! Wildly funny and imaginative, this narrative in nonsense verse is fast-paced and keeps young readers guessing. Unusual and dramatic art that captures the improbable colors of India adds zest to a story that all children would want to be a part of.




About the Author
Carrying on in the nonsense-verse tradition of Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear and Lewis Caroll, the witty and jubilant poetry-tales of Indian writer Anushka Ravishankar are internationally acclaimed, widely translated, and honoured with innumerable awards. Anushka has authored over 18 books.
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