The Jaipur Lit Fest began with much fanfare yesterday. While the literati talked about books, literature and writing, it was the unique Wallbook which added a special touch to this festival. Written by Christopher Lloyd and illustrated by Andy Forshaw, this wallbook features 13.7 billion years on a timeline.
The What on Earth? Wallbook- Indian Editions were launched by the Governor of Rajasthan, Her Excellency Margaret Alva at the inaugural event of the 13th DSC Jaipur Literary Festival. Our Managing Trustee Suzanne Singh and Himanshu Giri, COO, Pratham Books were also present at the event. This specially customised edition of the wallbook includes a bigger representation of Indian history and has been produced in partnership with India’s multilingual children’s publisher, Pratham Books.
Christopher’s session in the Young Adult workshop on 25th January 2013 at 2.15pm at JLF is going to be a treat for young and old alike. Unlike other books the Wallbook is different as it allows the reader to look at the world as one big place. In short, it’s like travelling through time along with guide-in pictures and words where you can start reading from just about anywhere… left, right, centre without getting lost because of the timeline beneath.
So be there at Samvad at JLF to know more about The What on Earth? Wallbook.
To get you own copy of The What on Earth? Wallbook click here.