Penguin Random House India announces the acquisition of a series of picture books by the actor duo, partners and parents Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu. Preliminary titled Inni and Bobo, the series will consist of three picture books. These picture books will be published under the Puffin imprint and the first book will appear in 2022. Soha made her debut as a writer in 2017 The dangers of being moderately famous, a bestselling memoir published as a collection of essays by Penguin. This is the first time she has written for young readers. This book also marks Kunal’s debut as an author.
The three picture books lead the reader through the adventures of a little girl named Inni, who loves all animals, but above all cute little puppies. One day this little girl is visiting an animal adoption center and wants to take all the puppies home with her – after all, they are so cute and adorable! But then she meets the unkempt-looking Bobo with floppy ears. And her heart is firm. She found her new best friend! Told with a lot of heart The Inni and Bobo series it’s not just about helping a young child find friendship and the beauty of dog adoption, it’s about empathy and compelling life lessons, and most importantly, about opening their heart and home – that’s what life is about.
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Regarding the inspiration behind the book, writers Soha and Kunal say, “One of Inaaya’s favorite pastimes is story time – either she brings one of us a book and asks us to read it to her while she looks at the pictures, or then, as she says “from your mouth”, where she chooses the characters and the setting and we make up the story for her. Often it is about her and an animal because she loves animals – all animals without discrimination, but maybe because of Masti a preference for dogs. So we started telling her stories about a little girl named Inni and her dog. She loved the stories and then asked to see the pictures, and that’s when we got the idea to write a series of books about them Inni – based on Inaaya – and Bobo. ‘
Arpita Nath, Associate Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House India, says: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that Soha and Kunal’s beautiful picture books have found a home at Puffin. You wrote a truly lovable story that will touch the hearts of everyone – children, their guardians, and animal lovers. I hope these beautifully illustrated picture books find a special place on every young reader’s bookshelf. And we’re also very excited to welcome Kunal as a new writer to the Penguin Random House family! ‘
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Sohini Mitra, Publisher, Children’s Department, Penguin Random House India, adds, “Picture books are a wonderful medium for introducing young readers to the world of storytelling and storytelling. Children instantly pick up strong characters and great pictures. The adventures of Bobo and Inni promises to bring all of this together and will be especially popular with children who love animal stories or have pets at home. We are delighted that Soha and Kunal have decided to publish their first series of children’s books with us. ‘