Gobble You Up! (Paperback)

Gita Wolf, Sunita  

Gobble You Up! is a story in cumulative rhyme, centering on a wily jackal, who is too lazy to hunt for his food. He tricks his friend, the crane into becoming his prey… and then proceeds to gobble up every animal he comes across… The book features Meena art from Rajasthan, done by women on the walls and floors of their homes. This is the first time that this style–rarely seen outside the confines of Meena villages–has been used in a children’s book. Meena artist Sunita’s black-and-white drawings rework traditional imagery to illustrate a gamboling tale.

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Weight 230.0 g
Dimensions 280 × 210 mm





Offset printed



Foreign Rights Sold





Actes Sud

Simplified Chinese

China Children's Press & Publication Group

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Highly Commended, South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 2014

White Ravens Catalogue, World’s Best Children’s Books, 2014

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A heartening adaptation of an age-old mother-daughter art form, adapted visionary modern storytelling.

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf started Tara Books as an independent publishing house based in India. An original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults. Several have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.



Originally from Datasooti village in Rajasthan, Sunita was taught to paint by her mother and elder sister. She now lives in the city of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan with her husband and two children. Meena Art is one of the most ancient tribal art forms in India. Passed on from mother to daughter through the generations it is always the women of the Meena tribe who paint in white onto the brown mud walls and floors of the village. Click here to discover her 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 Dean of Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.