Somu the bear is unusual. He can dance! But Somu wants to be unchained. Can his friend Altaf understand this? Will Altaf ever set him free? This story describes the true plight of dancing bears in India and has been commended by wildlife organizations and educational institutions.
This poignant story by Manasi Subramaniam about friendship and animal rights is illustrated sensitively by Korean illustrators Gwangjo and Jung-a Park in watercolors.
Manasi Subramaniam is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry.
Gwangjo and Jung-a Park are a team of Korean artists who have illustrated several award-winning picture books.