Sonali Shenoy likes to seek out novel points of view. It's how she weaves mini adventures into the pages of her days. So, it's definitely a perk that her day job as a journalist has led her to meet all sorts of fun, interesting, famous and quirky people. Over the past decade at the New Indian Express, she's interviewed plenty of big names-from Shah Rukh Khan to Sunny Leone to Sadhguru. The latest in her treasure trove of Q and A rollercoasters was with Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. When she isn't brewing up a new story, she can be found sipping a warm brew of chai. Puns, hugs and chocolates are a few of her favourite things.
About the illustrator
Annushka Hardikar is somebody who likes to draw and occasionally gets paid for it. A storyteller at heart, she likes working on a variety of projects inspired by human psychology, gender, representation, her travels and documenting the magic in the mundane. Alongside working on commercial art projects, Annushka is the co-founder of A Fresh Coat, a project that aims to share stories of people and places through street art. A two-time TEDx speaker, she also enjoys public speaking and sharing honest creative journeys through her YouTube channel. You can find her on most days staring at trees, talking to dogs and scribbling away in her journal.
*Target Audience: Curious children and parents who want to have the talk with their kids; (age 7-12).
*Benefits of the Book: Easy language to help kids understand puberty and female anatomy; full-coloured illustrations; a fun and educational book.
What are periods? And why is it such a big secret?
Eleven-year-old Aditya really wants to know.
Ever since Rhea Didi began getting brown paper packages, there's been something that no one is telling him. Mama turns red, Pa chokes on his coffee and Dadi has steam coming out of her ears! Thank goodness for his friends Naveen and Vinay-whom he can talk to.
But when Vinay brings an odd-looking napkin to school that soaks ink, Aditya is even more confused. Doesn't his sister use a microtip pen?
All of this is only making little Aditya more determined to find out What is going on!
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