We’ve been burping our way through Mumbai and Delhi over the past few months now and have been delighted to have so many children join us at the readings everywhere. At the end of the reading, we often give the children an opportunity to create their very own Splotch monsters.
They get a paper with either a colourful splotch of paint or some body parts drawn in by the illustrator of the book, Anitha Balachandran. Armed with markers, crayons and a really big imagination, children have amazed us with the variety of monsters they’ve come up with! We caught a few on camera and have set up an online gallery hosted on the Icky, Yucky, Mucky facebook page.
Do click on the link above, browse, comment, caption…be amazed!
An interview with the author featured in DNA YA newspaper in Mumbai this weekend. Click on the picture to read about her favourite character in the book, what Maharaja Icky would wish for if he met a genie and a lot more thoughts on writing.
We were delighted to see Icky, Yucky, Mucky mentioned in an interview with Richa Sethi, an organiser of the recent Junior Writer’s Bug festival in Mumbai, as her five year old’s current favourite book.
A site called Playing By The Book recently held an Edible Book festival and invited entries from the world over. Now in case any of you are wondering what an edible book is…well…it’s an edible creation inspired by a book.
Now that you have inspiration for a chocolatey Icky, Yucky, Mucky cake and some Maharaja Moochh cupcakes that we posted earlier, you might want to start planning your very own Icky, Yucky, Mucky birthday or tea party! And if you need some ideas for activities, you can browse through our Yucky Art, Icky recipes and let your imagination go wild. We in the meantime are working on some more wonderfully messy ideas!
The cake shown was created by Raashi Malhotra Sawhney of the Picnik Basket in Mumbai. To order yourself one and for other yummy ready to serve food, desserts and confectionery, contact her on 9987687005, 9321954055, firstname.lastname@example.org.