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CHIKNIK CHOON by Sushil Shukl. Illustrated by Atanu Roy Eklavya, 2020, 16 pp., 165.00
November 2021, volume 45, No 11

A picture book with minimal text from Eklavya.
This album-size book with large bold illustrations is perfect as a child’s FIRST book. Here, the element of story is irrelevant, almost redundant.
It is all about familiar colourful images that inhabit a child’s universe—water, fish, frog, buffalo and so forth. It does not have to tell much beyond mundane things like a buffalo’s horns, its tail, and of course the delicious joys of hush-hush words like su-su and poo-poo, that are so much a part of the early years.

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