Toddlers with Trunks Series of Children’s Books – Balachander Vijayakumar & Janani Balachander
“How can you not love a book about elephants?”
INTRODUCING TWO DELIGHTFUL BOOKS
IN THIS BRAND NEW SERIES
In The Elephants and the Leaking Tap, Loco, Toco and Poco are having fun at a play date, but they will need to stop playing now.
There is an emergency at Toco’s house, but the elephants are clueless about dealing with it!
Toco’s kitchen has a leaking tap. And the elephants just don’t know who could fix it. Is it a doctor? Or a carpenter? They just don’t know.
As the elephants embark on their adventure and solve the problem, they learn about many jobs that grown-ups do.
This fun and creative story, written in verse, will introduce children to various jobs that grown-up do. The characters introduced are from diverse backgrounds and break stereotypes that exist in society today.
The beautiful illustrations by Janani Balachander, together with the rhyme, make the story engaging and memorable to children and adults alike.
“The illustrations are colorful and bright which kept my children hooked to the book, and the rhyme makes the story engaging and interesting.”
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THE ELEPHANTS AND THE LEAKING TAP
The Elephants and the Chocolate Cake is set on Poco’s special day. Loco, Toco, and Poco set off on an important quest: they must find the biggest, CHOCOLATIEST cake to make the celebrations perfect.
The three spunky elephants will have to think outside the box in order to successfully complete their quest. Can they do it in time?
Along the way, children will also learn about important values, like friendship and teamwork, and about acknowledging and accepting diversity.
“Darling illustrations and a sweet story little ones will find yummy!”
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THE ELEPHANTS AND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
About the Author
Balachander Vijayakumar (Bala) is the father of a 3-year-old boy who demands a new bedtime story every evening. Most stories that Bala comes up with do the job perfectly well – they put his son to sleep in just under 7 minutes. However, on rare occasions, some stories get his son really excited, awake and happy. These books are an attempt to share such wonderful stories with many more wonderful kids around the world.
About the Illustrator
Janani Balachander is the co-author and illustrator of both books. She has been instrumental in turning bed-time stories into a published book series. Prior to illustrating the books, Janani has dabbled in various areas of design, such as Architecture, Interior Design and User Experience Design. Janani completed illustrating her second book, ‘The Elephants and the Leaking Tap’, a day before her daughter Anika was born.
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