A girl from a Bengali fishing community saves two dolphins from certain death when they swim into her flooded house. To prevent them from being killed by her father she swims out into the river, mimicking their call. The playful creatures follow her, and in their turn save her from drowning.
The story vividly portrays the poverty of the fishing village, and the monsoon’s fury in that part of the world. The moral that we should not harm wild creatures especially endangered ones as these gentle animals is presented as part of the fable.
The wash pictures by Proiti Roy are graphic and decorative, and children will love the details, such as the toys made from reeds, and the scared chicken! The end-papers with their design of different kinds of river fish are charming.
A well-presented book, which all children and their parents will enjoy.
This book is also available in: Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada.