Books About Disability Combo
Featuring spirited and relatable protagonists with disabilities, these books encourage understanding and empathy. These stories that feature main characters with disabilities are neither preachy nor predictable. Instead, they are infused with unique perspectives, gentle humour, and quiet strength.
4 to 9 Years
1. THUKPA FOR ALL: Tsering can't wait to taste his grandmother's delicious noodle soup. He invites a string of friends and neighbours' home. But as preparations get underway, there is a power cut and the house is plunged into darkness. Will Abi be able to put together the much-anticipated thukpa? Told from a blind child's perspective, this tale by Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt is accompanied by Shilpa Ranade's stunning illustrations.
2. THE BOOKWORM: Sesha is a silent boy who reads all the time… and he has a little brown book that no one has ever seen the inside of. One day, Sesha speaks, and no one understands why he speaks differently. But when they see his brown book and the magic he can create, Sesha becomes a whole new person. Learn a little more about the silence of Sesha and his little brown book in this empathetic story by Lavanya R.N. illustrated with collages and water-colours by Shilo Shiv Suleman.
3. LITTLE VINAYAK: What happens to an elephant whose trunk is so long that he trips and falls whenever he walks? This is little Vinayak's problem. No matter what he does, he cannot keep his long, long trunk out of the way until one day, a very special friend offers an unusual solution. An original tale by Shobha Viswanath, vibrantly illustrated by Shilpa Ranade with pastels, this book subtly brings to light how each of us is special in our own way.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Made in India
ABOUT THE BRAND
The Nestery presents Karadi Tales, an independent children’s publishing house based in Chennai, India, focusing primarily on picture books and audiobooks. It was started in 1996 by a group of writers, educators and musicians, with an intent to create a space for Indian culture in the world of children’s publishing.