Nikhil and Jay: Flying High

Illustrator: Soofiya

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Otter-Barry Books

Book 4 of Nikhil and Jay Series

Age 5+

Children's & Young Adult Fiction & True Stories Family & Home Stories

In this fourth book for early readers about the irrepressible British Asian brothers, Nikhil and Jay, the boys have four fun adventures at home.

Nikhil and Jay feel sorry for Appa when he falls and hurts his ankle, but they make him feel better by playing Dayan, the Indian Board Game; litter-picking at the Clean and Green Club is great fun when the boys do it in the park with all their friends; one windy day Nikhil, Jay, Amma and Appa make kites and decorate them – and have a fantastic time flying them; Jay doesn’t like tidying up but he discovers that putting away his toys can be a fun game when he does it together with Nikhil!

The Nikhil and Jay series is perfect for children moving on from picture books to longer storybooks.


Chitra Soundar is celebrated as a writer and storyteller for children. Born in Chennai, she has written over 40 books, including Pattan’s Pumpkin (illustrated by Frané Lessac) for Otter-Barry Books, and the Nikhil and Jay series: Nikhil and Jay Save the Day, Nikhil and Jay -The Star Birthday and Nikhil and Jay - Off to India. The series is inspired by Chitra’s two nephews and their real experiences within their blended family. Chitra divides her time between south London and Chennai, India.

Soofiya is a visual artist and illustrator of the Nikhil and Jay books. Soofiya’s work explores ideas around race, gender and bodies. Clients include Tate Britain, Mayor of London, Hachette, BBC, Nike and many more. They live close to the sea and like to spend weekends painting and taking care of their plants.


Perfect for younger readers, these short stories offer a glimpse into different cultures and the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. Fun illustrations break up the text making these short stories the perfect bedtime read.

The Library Consultant

The Nikhil and Jay books are perfect everyday stories and early readers

Charlotte Hacking, CLPE

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