Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for The Leaping Laddoo by Harshita Jerath, illustrated by Kamala M. Nair. The cover art was designed by Kamala M. Nair. The book will be released in March 2022, by Albert Whitman & Company. Pre-order The Leaping Laddoo.
Mrs. Kapoor makes a laddoo dessert for her husband’s birthday. But she doesn’t expect the laddoo to jump up and run away! As she chases the laddoo through the streets, other people follow. Will anyone be able to catch the leaping laddoo? This Indian twist on the classic “Gingerbread Man” story will leave everyone wanting tasty laddoo!
Harshita Jerath grew up in India, watching her mom and aunties cook sweet laddoos for celebrations. When she’s not writing, Harshita spends her time cooking and chasing the feisty Laddoo down the street. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.
Kamala M. Nair grew up in Kerala, India, surrounded by exotic wildlife, stunning beaches, lush green hills, and turquoise backwaters. She is an architect, children’s book illustrator, and most recently, an author. Kamala loves to travel and immerse herself in the beauty of culture, architecture, and people worldwide.