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Amai and the Banyan Tree
Fauzia Aziz Minallah

Through pictures and words, these books offer children opportunities to experience several worlds—of people, places, animals, birds, trees, colours, shapes, and ideas. From the strong, clear lines of folk tale-based illustrations that introduce concepts of line and circle, letters of the alphabet, sound words—to folk tales coloured with local art forms, ecology lessons, and gripping adventure stories—history and geography blend in narrative and picture.

Ma Banyan is very sad and Seema and Ali can’t understand why. So Amai, the bird of light, turns into a shooting star and takes them both on a very exciting and educational journey, by the end of which Seema and Ali know what to do to make Ma Banyan happy.