Siddharth and Rinki

£5.99

Siddharth dreams of India where he used to live. He doesn’t like this new place – the cold, the grey and the strange food of England. Only his toy elephant Rinki understands. When Rinki gets lost at school, Siddharth feels more lonely than ever. His classmates join him in the search for Rinki and together they go on a great adventure that bonds them as a group.

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Siddharth dreams of India where he used to live. He doesn’t like this new place – the cold, the grey and the strange food of England. Only his toy elephant Rinki understands. When Rinki gets lost at school, Siddharth feels more lonely than ever. His classmates join him in the search for Rinki and together they go on a great adventure that bonds them as a group.

Siddharth and Rinki – Tamarind Books

A picture book story about Siddharth, new to this country and new to a school and how he finds friendship. Karin Littlewood gave life to my text and is an illustrator of rare talent. Published by Tamarind 2009.

Had an exciting launch at the excellent St Augustine Webster School, Scunthorpe. This is the source of its inspiration and the book is dedicated to the children there.

The equally inspirational Clifton Primary in Southall was another venue for a launch. The children worked on the text and pictures and came up with the most amazing stuff even before I arrived with Karin to do our workshops!

Reviews!

Artwork is in a sensuous painterly style with the hues reflecting the emotional tone, and Siddarth’s ethnic origin…lush visual effects include jungly undergrowth, which springs up in the most unlikely places like the classroom and playground, as the borderline between fantasy and realist successfully merges.’
– Jane Doonan, The School Librarian

‘This attractive book is the warming story of a lonely child, new to a cold rainy climate, who loses the precious toy elephant that is his confidant… a ‘must’ for our schools and homes.’
– Children’s Books Ireland

‘A heart-warming story of a little boy and his comforter.’

– Paula Roberts, Bournemouth Echo 

‘The loose but realistic watercolours show a happy primary classroom. When Siddharth dreams of India near the beginning and then leads an exuberant march with Rinki on a pillow in the last double-page spread, the pages glow with colour. The text employs a nice mix of alliteration and repetition: “…and slow, solemn Rinki remembered and understood.” A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions.’

– Kirkus Reviews

Additional information

Dimensions21.6 × 0.5 × 254 cm
ISBN

9781848530089

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