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The Talking Bird/Bolne Wali Chidiya (Hindi)

Author : Swati Sengupta
Illustrator : Sayan Mukherjee

Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker — a toy bird that repeats what it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata.

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Age 5+
Specifications 28 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Sushmaa Roshan
ISBN 978-93-5046-638-4

Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker a toy bird that repeats everything it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Will Tokai get his present after all? Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata

Delightful illustrations

The illustrations were delightful in transporting us all to Dalhousie street where the contexts of working ma and thoughts of Totai were familiar to all the children however diverse their own home experiences. Bookworm Trust

Delightful illustrations

The illustrations were delightful in transporting us all to Dalhousie street where the contexts of working ma and thoughts of Totai were familiar to all the children however diverse their own home experiences. Bookworm Trust

Perfect read-aloud material

When I opened the book, the first thing I noticed was the colour palette. These were strong Indian hues of bright blue and garish orange; deep emerald and snazzy purple. Sayan Mukherjee clearly understands that we Indians like our colours to be eye-catching. Also, he captures the atmosphere of Kolkata’s ever-buzzing streets and its typical eccentric characters with unerring humour... The author, Swati Sengupta, understands that, for a picture book for a five-year-old, you need a good read-aloud style. Goodbooks.in

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The Talking Bird/Bolne Wali Chidiya (Hindi)

The Talking Bird/Bolne Wali Chidiya (Hindi)

Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker — a toy bird that repeats what it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata.

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