The small activities are designed to promote creativity in children by providing visual inspiration, but allowing free reign for the child to create keepsakes as their own response to the book. Although the feeling of walking down an Indian street and being completely overwhelmed by the variety of colours, textures and smells can never be replicated in a book, Shailaja hopefully brings just a small aspect of that rich culture home for children to enjoy.
Each page is an individual image layered with textures and drawings. I used the graphics tablet to draw Shailaja and her surroundings in a bold cartoon style, but have combined it with feathers, fabric textures and activities to bring across the Indian culture.
Enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed making it!
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