And like I said, the kids at my place love it. Here’s a video of the author narrating the story..
A word of caution: I find myself saying this about a lot of folk tales. I do not like the story much. The punishment seems too severe and the focus on external appearance unnecessary, The kid running away from home is a mother’s nightmare. Somehow the book ends rather abruptly. Maybe temper the tale with shades of grey when you narrate it.
Art also shared this lovely drawing her daughter, anush made of the main characters but with a twist
Anush’s adaptation has both the girls with an extra hair each and hence a slightly different take on the title, she calls them tokki, dokki 🙂
Now wasn’t that a treat?? 🙂 Thanks Art for this review.. I esp like ur disclaimer cos when this story was narrated to Lil P she asked the same thing – why didn’t Ekki’s mom scold her when she ran away? Isn’t Jungle a dangerous place.. But now, I’m sure the other mom’s won’t do the same mistake as me…
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