A Rooster for a Pet?

Anushka Ravishankar, Emanuele Scanziani 

Come, read about the rooster
The cheeky, saucy rooster
And maybe you will want it for a pet?
(We doubt it.)

A family brings home a sweet baby bird only for it to become a tyrannical rooster who rules the roost.  Written in comic verse by Anushka Ravishankar, and illustrated by Emanuele Scanziani with appropriate hilarity, A Rooster for a Pet? is an unbelievable tale inspired by a true story.



Read a blog post by author Anushka Ravishankar — Nonsense — to learn more about the sense and nonsense behind her work with us over the years.

$ 19.95

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Weight 270 g
Dimensions 294 × 147 × 9 mm








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Anushka Ravishankar

Anushka Ravishankar

Dubbed ‘India’s Dr. Seuss’, Anushka Ravishankar is one of India’s most celebrated children’s authors, and her witty and jubilant tales are internationally acclaimed and widely translated. Anushka has now written over twenty books and travelled widely performing from her stories. In 2012, she founded the Indian children’s publishing house Duckbill together with Sayoni Basu. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.


Emanuele Scanziani

Emanuele Scanziani, originally from Italy, is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Fouesnant, France. He started working at a very young age illustrating children’s books, cartoon strips and more. Emanuele has explored various art forms and mediums, and worked on several books and publications over the course of his career. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan

Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of College and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts, at the Central Saint Martins College in London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.