Captain Coconut And the Case of the Missing Bananas by Anushka Ravishankar


Captain Coconut And the Case of the Missing Bananas by Anushka Ravishankar

Ace Detective Captain Coconut, who proclaims he can solve any mystery large or small, is called in to investigate the case of the missing bananas. He soon finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and missing numbers. Anushka Ravishankar, India's best known writer of nonsense verse, is at her best in this absurd yet logical tale, which gently satirises the very form that it uses. British-Indian artist Priya Sundram's collage art serves as a perfect fit to Ravishankar's text: it brings together elements of popular Indian imagery, drawn from advertising, the movies, newspapers and interior decor, to create a delightful world that is at once hilarious and founded.


In Priya Sundram's excellent illustrations and Anushka Ravishankar's peppy dialogues, the setting is tropical, the colours are bright and the Captain, very funny.- Blink, The Hindu BusinessLine We have all enjoyed this original book which has a distinctive illustrative style, lyrical prose and humour - but it is Captain Coconut we have all fallen for. - Overdue Books blog Captain Coconut is a joy from start to finish, rarely have we read a book that has made us laugh so much, or endeared us so quickly to the lead character. This is the first book in the Captain Coconut series and we cannot wait to see what mystery he is set to solve next. - The Illustrated Forest blog Captain Coconut is a fun book about numbers and puzzles and the story is punctuated with adorable songs (try singing them to different tunes). At times it's irreverent and at others, it will get young readers itching to shout out the answer. - The The Book ReviewCombining Anushka Ravishankar's effortless wit and high quality graphics, it is the first book in the Captain Coconut series and it has all the makings of a hit. The graphics in this book are richly playful and bring together many media with consummate skill. There are 'quotes

, the human calculator framed on the wall). - The Book Review Anushka Ravishankar... cleverly combines logic with the absurd to make engaging reading. Priya Sundram's collage art is the perfect counter to the text and is a key part of the book. - Parents In Touch U.K.

About the Author

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. Anushka has now authored over twenty books and travelled widely performing from her stories. In 2012, Anushka founded the Indian children's publishing house Duckbill in collaboration with Sayoni Basu and Westland Books. Priya Sundram Priya Sundram is a London based illustrator who graduated from the Royal College of Art. She is currently working on several forthcoming children's book with Tara Books, in her distinctive style of collage art. She has also been involved with a number of children's workshops including at the V&A's Museum of Childhood.

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96 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2014



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