Kallu's World - In Big Trouble Again!
Tapas Guha
age group: 
7+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Pratham Books
school humour
picture book, verse

Kallu was inevitably late for school. When the Masterji threatened to make him repeat the class he became extremely nervous, as he had some beautiful dreams on what he was going to do when he had finished with school.
The next day his brother decided to play a prank on him and woke him up saying that he was very late for school. Panic-stricken, Kallu rushed out sans breakfast. Along the way, he met several of the village people who invited him to hang around for a bit, but to no avail. Kallu was determined not to be late.

A humourous tale, the story line is well written, simple and entertaining. Children will associate with Kallu’s feeling of panic on realizing that he may be late again and also laugh at the plethora of interesting excuses that he was coming up with.

The book reveals the simple life of a boy in a village, having big dreams of studying hard and planning a great future for himself.

The illustrations too are very engaging and reflect the charm of the village.


Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee