Vani Tripathi Tikoo, an actor and member of the Indian censor board, has written her debut children’s book titled “Why Can’t Elephants be Red??” published by Niyogi Books. The book is about a two-and-a-half-year-old girl named Akku who is imaginative, adventurous, and growing up in Gurgaon and Singapore.
Akku’s experiences, such as playing with her pets, swimming, and trying new foods, inspire her curiosity and joy. She enjoys drawing and coloring, and her imagination runs wild with colorful elephants, mustached crabs, and hornless unicorns. The story culminates with Akku’s biggest adventure yet: her first day of school. The author, who is also a practitioner of GRIPS Theatre in Berlin, aims to showcase the resilience and subliminal world of children, drawing from her work in theater and education. The book is illustrated and aimed at children.
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