Early readers from all backgrounds will enjoy these four lively stories from the everyday life of two young brothers in a British Indian family

In these four interlinked stories about Nikhil and Jay and their family, there's always fun and mischief. Jay wants to do things by himself on his birthday, but sharing with Nikhil turns out to be more fun. They all go to visit Grandad and Nana, but where is the story dragon? Then it's Pancake Day, the day when Amma makes yummy dosa, Indian pancakes. And last but not least, Nikhil and Jay help to lead a campaign to save their local library from closing.

The Nikhil and Jay stories are perfect for children moving on from picture books to longer stories, helped by Soofiya's lively and characterful illustrations.


Chitra Soundar is a very well-known and popular writer for children. Born in Chennai, India, she has written over 40 books, including Pattan's Pumpkin for Otter-Barry Books (2017).

Soofiya is a visual artist, designer, design educator and campaigner whose warm, playful illustrations have been used in books, magazines and other media by clients including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Barbican and the BBC.

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