Cheenu's gift is a delightful story of a segment of society, hardly ever represented in children's literature in India - street vendors, sweepers, servants and such.
We see them, yet we don't see them!
Cheenu is the son of a kabadiwala, a vendor who goes from door to door buying old, unwanted articles, newspapers and more. He is a happy boy who, instead of feeling embarrased that his father is a vendor, actually feels privileged that he comes to pick him up from school in his bandi - his cycle cart.
We see him cheerfully helping his father carrying sacks, loading goods, and riding up an elevator - a rare treat!
The book is well laid out and has a font that will appeal to kids. Big, bright, true to life illustrations are an added bonus!
Pratham Books also publishes books in these languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu and Oriya.