We loved reading this short and sweet beginner's chapter book, . The book is about Velu and Akif, who live in Rajipuram. The boys are exasperated by crows who are eating up all the corn in the fields. They try every trick in the book to shoo them away. bang pats and pans but the crows take no notice. The boys string shiny plates that glint in the sun but the crows admire their reflection in the plates. The crows are too smart for Velu and Akif. Finally, their uncle, Pichu Mama, comes for a visit and unexpectedly offers a brilliant solution! The book is perfect for children who are transitioning to chapter books. The author's descriptions will have your kids in splits. The narrative keeps your children engrossed till the very end. As for the crows, yes they are pesky but they are smart too and we loved the ending! Priya Kuriyan's illustrations complement Kavitha Punniyamurthi's humor in a splendid way.