Splotchy, Scary, Monstery artwork by children

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!


Mumbai turns Icky, Yucky, Mucky this March!


We had a wonderful bunch of little children squealing with disgust at Kitab Khana bookstore in Mumbai last weekend. We’re now set to turn Mumbai completely Icky, Yucky, Mucky this month. Join us for a reading every weekend of March at a Crossword bookstore near you.

The How, What and Why that led to Icky, Yucky, Mucky

To read the article that has appeared in Midday today, click here: Midday article

Please note that the reading at Kitab Khana bookstore in Mumbai is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th at 11:30am (and not Saturday, March 3rd as stated in the article)