Author: Samina Mishra
Illustrator: Roshini Pochont
Publisher: Tulika Books
Wherever Shabana goes, there goes Kajri the little goat. The two are best friends! But there is a small gnawing problem that Shabana has to solve. The problem is, Kajri likes to chew – rope, masterji’s book, and even Phuppo Jammo’s beautifully embroidered burkha. Just as things start getting out of hand, Shabana has the perfect idea to put Kajri’s chewing skills to good use!
'Shabana and the Baby Goat' is a great book from Tulika books. A Story about a little girl who finds an ingenious way to set a baby goat free! The villagers were upset that the goat kept chewing on things and decided to lock up Kajri. What happens to the poor goat now? Will Shabana and Kajri learn to live without each other? Read the book to know how Shabana looks at the problem differently. She manages to use her problem-solving skill to address the root cause rather than temporarily locking up Kajri. We loved that the book gives a cultural touch by causally mentioning burkha, kheer, Koran and Allah, encouraging more topics to discuss off the main storyline. The illustrations by Roshini Pochont are too cute, especially the illustration of the bucket falling into the well, Shabana's uncontrollable laugh, her bushy hair, the angry faces, the tire swing, and of course Kajri, are so beautifully drawn. A great find!
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