Adapted from renowned Gond artist Durga Bai's (The Old Animals' Forest Band; One, Two, Tree!) rendering of her own childhood in the central Indian village Patangahr, this is a merry tale of fun and rhyme. Bai's colorful and playful art captures a young girl's experience of growing up in a tribal village, and bridges the worlds of memory and imagination.
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From the time they wake up in the morning until they fall asleep at night, the sisters make up rhymes to go with each activity, from playing on a homemade see-saw--“…Tadak-tadak / Kukurukoo / Tadak-tadak, / I want to play too!”--to thinking about all the food items in their dinner: fish, corn, be...| Read Full Review of The Churki-Burki Book of Rhyme