“One day Eecha the fly and Poocha the cat made the most delicious rice soup.”
So begins this Malyali folk tale from Kerala about Poocha, who drinks up all the soup and finds that her stomach has become enormous. Frantic, she approaches a cow, a boy, a stick, a tree, a bird and a hunter for help. And when her big, fat stomach finally disappears she finds that she is in even greater trouble.
This simple, rather repetitive story will work only with very young children.
The illustrations are basic and not too inviting.
All in all, a limited book.