The first paperback edition of one of the most popular children's titles from Tara Books. This visually stunning read-aloud book invites young children to count the improbable number of animals that clamber up an ever-expanding tree. Illustrated with art from the Gond tribal tradition of central India, 'One, Two, Tree!' is a number book, a picture book, a nursery rhyme and a fable about living together. From the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India, the Gonds are a community of highly visual people. They surround themselves with their stunning art, which is traditionally painted on the mud floors and walls of their homes. Hailing from a densely forested region, the tree is at the heart of their art, providing a rich source of inspiration. 'One, Two, Tree!' is a unique and accessible way of introducing even very young children to this exceptional art form.
Anushka Ravishankar: Dubbed 'India's Dr. Seuss', Anushka Ravishankar is one of India's most celebrated children's authors, and her witty and jubilant tales are internationally acclaimed and widely translated. Durga Bai: Durga Bai is a female artist working within the Gond tradition of tribal art from Madhya Pradesh, central India. She has illustrated five children's books for Tara which have been translated into multiple languages including Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, German and Spanish. Sirish Rao: An exciting voice in contemporary Indian writing, Sirish Rao has authored over eighteen books, ranging from novels to children's books, re-tellings of myths to pop art collections.