You’re Safe With Me
Written by Chitra Soundar and illustrated by Poonam Mistry
Hardback edition! Published in Spring 2018
Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller. She is inspired by the rich epics and folktales of India, its diverse culture and its natural beauty. She has over 30 books in print worldwide and has been published by Otter-Barry Books, Walker Books and Red Robin Books.
Poonam Mistry is a UK-based illustrator of Indian heritage. Her work is heavily influenced by nature, folklore and traditional Indian art. With a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, she produces artwork for clients around the world.
As a child I grew up in Chennai, in the southeast coast of India where the monsoon season brought thunderstorms and typhoons over the Bay of Bengal. Many nights I’ve stood by the window, listening to the radio issue weather warnings to fishermen, as winds howled and thunder crashed in the skies. Later in the dry summers, as I understood how rains were made and why we need them, I fell in love with the blustery and tantrum filled monsoon rains. Perhaps this is where I learnt how unfamiliar things frighten us only until we understand them.
You’re Safe with Me came from that fascination with thunderstorms, rivers and oceans and the desire to show young children that everything in nature is both magical yet purposeful.
Author: Chitra Soundar
Illustrator: Poonam Mistry
Release date: 3rd May 2018
Page number: 32
Age range: 4-8
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-911373-29-2
Product dimensions: 24cm x 24cm
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