Author: Manasi Subramaniam
Ages- 5 plus
This is a lovingly retold South Indian folk tale on what happens to stories and songs that do not get shared. Do they get lost forever? Do they make their way out somehow?
The protagonist Parvati is endearing and her husband and his repentance of his hasty behaviour are refreshing and genuine. As often the case in older folk tales, here too there is a grandma as a key character and the story teller.
The story literally takes a turn before it ends in a song.
The illustrations are engaging in their details and the text is easy to read and follow. Set in a rural landscape, some of the scenes are really beautiful and vivid.
The story highlights the need for oral communication and sharing, in a subtle manner. Very relevant in today's world!