Kaka and Munni
Natasha Sharma
Natasha Sharma
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Pratham Books
sparrows Punjab folktales crows birds
picture book, fiction

Adapted from a popular Punjabi folk tale, this story of the clever sparrow that has been narrated over the decades to little kids, will nevertheless still be enjoyed.

A crow wants to eat a little morsel of a sparrow fledgling, the quick-witted sparrow aggress to allow him provided he washed his dirty beak. This sends him off on a wild goose chase from the potter to the earth to the deer to the dog to the buffalo to the grass and finally to the blacksmith.

Kids will love the nonsensical refrain that grows longer and longer as the crow goes from one to another all in vain.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee