This unusual art activity book featuring the Indian elephant introduces children to a variety of Indian art traditions. The elephant is imagined and rendered in eight different folk and tribal styles. Through tracing, patterning and coloring the elephants, the child can immerse herself in detailed exploration of styles - or just have fun. Older children will begin to understand that art is as much about the imagination as it is about depiction.
Paola Ferrarotti is an Italian designer living and working in London. She studied Product Design and Communication Design in Italy before moving to London in 2010 to work for a design agency. Then she moved to Chennai to work at Tara Books. Back in the U.K., she is now an independent designer.