This story of childhood innocence will take you back to your childhood when
clouds were shapes and shadows had meaning. This is a charming tale, of the
world as seen through the eyes of eight-year-old Pintoo. He finds adventure
when instead of his usual route home, he decides to take short cut through
a maize field. Itâs dark and scary inside the field and Pintoo loses his way. A
dejected Pintoo meets a âstrictly non-vegetarianâ giant. Enterprising Pintoo
convinces the giant that his friendâs dog, Bobby, would make a tastier meal than
him. But even as he leads the way home, Pintoo suffers qualms about Bobby.
Does he manage to outwit the giant and save himself and Bobby?
The book is well supported by Ashwin Chikerurâs watercolour illustrations. His
characterisation of both Pintoo, with his mop of hair and hawaii chappals, and
the âgiantâ, with his bushy eyebrows and moustache, is just right.
This is a book that will certainly appeal to young readers.
This book is also available in Hindi, Tamil, Malyalam.