Gender Bender Combo
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If you're looking to introduce the concept of gender to your young ones, look no further. With two critically acclaimed books one a tender story about a young Kashmiri boy's passion for embroidery and the other a little girl's struggle against orthodoxy this combo is one with a simple, yet valuable message about pushing past traditional gender roles.
7 To 9 Years
1. SADIQ WANTS TO STITCH: Sadiq loves stitching colourful patterns on rugs. However, his Ammi reminds him that boys in his community don't stitch, they tend to the livestock. But Sadiq is determined to pursue his passion. This winsome tale that defies gender norms and talks about a fading shepherd craft of Kashmir, is beautifully written by Mamta Nainy, and illustrated through watercolour vistas by renowned artist Niloufer Wadia.
2. A PAIR OF TWINS: Lakshmi and Sundari are an unusual pair of twins with an unusual connection. But not everyone knows how special they are until they're both called upon to save the day. Kavitha Mandana tells this story with brilliance and warmth, while Nayantara Surendranath lends vibrancy to it with her magnificent artwork.
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.