Bulbuli lives in a bamboo house in a bamboo grove, and is busy in her little bamboo world from the time she wakes up to the time she goes to sleep. Just by following Bulbuli around, this evocative story told in a rhythmic, cumulative style spotlights bamboo to make a green statement simply and charmingly. Bamboo is, after all, on e of the fastest growing plants on earth and one bamboo grove releases nearly thirty-five per cent more oxygen and absorbs about four times as much carbon dioxide than an equivalent cluster of trees. Words and pictures communicate a very real sense of the versatility of bamboo and its importance as key resource for sustainable living.
Mita Bordoloi spent her teenage years in Assam in northestern India where the story is based at the edge of Kaziranga National Park, by the banks of the Brahmaputra river, around orchids her father collected avidly. Quite naturally, she is passionate about environmental issues, flora and bamboo. She now lives with her professor husband in the USA, not far from the Mississippi river. She writes stories for children and adults.
Proiti Roy use form and colour in ways that fill her illustrations with feeling and atmosphere. He pictures have delighted readers all over the world and are an absolute favourite with children. Among her several acclaimed books for Tulika are the award-winning what Shall I Make? and Ismat's Eid. She lives in Chennai and when she is not painting, she is taking care of dogs.
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