“My dear, it’s time for bed,” says Ma. But “Can a frog stand on its head?” wonders her little girl. Lost in a world where she must fly with birds in the sky, snuggle a whale, kiss the kangaroo, brush the bear… she has so much to do! Sleep? Not yet!
Playful rhyme and lovable pictures take us lilting through a child’s fantasy world and the cosy warmth of bedtime rituals.
This cheerful bilingual picture book is available in English with 8 Indian language combinations – English with Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali). The Bengali is translated by the author, Nandana Dev Sen.
"Not Yet!" Book Launch and Author Signing, Kala Ghoda Festival, Kitab Khana Bookshop, Bombay, India
February 11, 2017
"Not Yet!" Book Launch and Press Conference, Times Literature Festival, Phoenix Market City, Bengaluru, India
February 4, 2017
"Not Yet!" Interactive Celebration, Hippocampus Library, Bengaluru, India
February 4, 2017
"Not Yet!" Interactive School Session and Author Signings, Banglaore School and Klay Prep School, Bengaluru, India
February 3, 2017
"Not Yet!" Book Launch and Interactive Stroytelling, Kolkata Children's Lit Meet, Kolkata, India
January 23, 2017
"Not Yet!" Book Launch and Interactive Storytelling, Jaipur Literary Festival, India
21 January, 2017
Launch of the book at the Jaipur Literarature Festival 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNM2Fs8PnBc
Review: Read Diverse 2017
A classic bedtime picture book where the child and parent tussle for control. In this imaginative story in rhyme, all naughtiness has to end in niceness and it does. The story has also been translated into Bengali by the author herself, with a little help from her mother, the legendary poet Nabaneeta Dev Sen. It’s a great book to read aloud and children could of course even act it out – as long as they do get into bed with a little kiss – as weary parents would know.