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7 Things you didn't know about Tiny Jumps In

Updated: Jun 25, 2018

Guba Publishing's debut picture book Tiny Jumps In features an inspiring story for kids, parents and beyond. It's written and illustrated by Inshra Sakhawat Russell and is sold in English and Bengali, in the US, UK and Bangladesh.

Tiny preparing to take the plunge into the lake next to her house
7 Fun Facts about Tiny Jumps In:
  1. The illustrations were drawn before the words were written.

  2. It was rejected by 4 publishing companies, including Nosy Crow and NoBrow.

  3. Guba Publishing founder Raya Rahman did the edits and re-writes

  4. Inshra drew the pictures with pencil and then scanned them and coloured them in Photoshop.

  5. It was inspired by a book called Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch, about finding great ideas and doing transcendental meditation.

  6. When Tiny is close to the surface, the fish are primary colours like red blue and yellow. When she goes deeper the colours become secondary and tertiary colours like green, orange and purple.

  7. The name ‘Tiny’ has roots in the bangla nickname ‘Chotu’ which Inshra’s paternal grandmother used to call her when she was little.