Friday, September 22, 2006

Walk the rainforest with Niwupah

"An extraordinary trip to a special place, where the sights we see and the sounds we hear, the scents we smell and the creatures we meet, are like nothing we’ve ever imagined! Join Niwupah the Hornbill,on a tour of his rainforest home and find out more about this strange and wonderful bird, too. A beautiful book written especially for children by two practising wildlife specialists. And illustrated with an exacting eye for detail by a wildlife enthusiast. A book to buy and cherish."

The Hindu
(Young World, October 14, 2005)

Threatened Forests

This is a book that's a bit like a tour guide trying to show you all of Jaipur's sights in an afternoon. It's all crammed in and rather hurried but terribly interesting and beautiful to look at.

The book Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah does exactly what the title says — it takes the reader on a quick trip through the rainforest, pointing out the sights and sounds along the way.

Authors Aparajita Datta and Nima Manjrekar, both wildlife specialists, have simplified the complex ecosystem of the rainforest making it easy to understand and fun to read. Aparajita has spent years in the rainforests of the Northeast, studying and helping to conserve its rich wildlife and she has tried to bring these experiences to the book.

Tour guide

A Great Indian Hornbill named Niwupah acts as the tour guide, squawking out facts about dung beetles, Hoolock gibbons, flying squirrels, barbets, woodpeckers and other creatures of the forest.

Maya Ramaswamy's artwork — colourfully detailed pictures of animals, insects and plants — really lifts the book from just one full of information to a real walk through a glorious place full of life and energy.

This 32-page tour ends with a quick message on the threats facing the forest and the need for conservation. Though it doesn't really give one an idea of the urgency of the issues facing the survival of the forests, Walk the Rainforest is a good introduction to the world of wildlife.

- Shalini Umachandran

The authors

Aparajita Datta
Nima Manjrekar

The Illustrator

Maya Ramaswamy

: Katha
36 pages, size 10 x 8
Age Group: 7 - 12 years
ISBN 81-89020-15-3 [HB]
ISBN 81-89020-16-1 [PB]
Price:Rs 150 [HB]
Rs 95 [PB]


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