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Help! Help!/Bachaao! Bachaao! (English-Hindi)

Author : Sandhya Rao
Illustrator : Proiti Roy

Help! cries the ant when its little one falls into the water. Crokk! Isspiss! Aaaanh! Cheek! Miyawwwwn! Woaw! come the responses in this folktale that plays with sound.

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Age 5+
Specifications 16 pages; 7” x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Deeya Nayar
ISBN 978-81-8146-241-1

‘Help! Help!' calls the big black ant when the little black ant falls into the water. But the only answers it gets are ‘crokk', ‘isspiss', ‘aaaanh', ‘cheek', ‘miyawwwwn' and ‘woaw'. Who will save the baby? Unusual sounds add excitement to a familiar pattern in this folktale-based story. The sometimes onomatopoeic, sometimes alliterative, sometimes rhyming words that add flavour to the story stretch the concept of bilingual translation. The result is a parallel set of onomatopoeic, alliterative or rhyming words in another language that enrich the child's vocabulary and approach to language.

An ant's escapade

Sandhya Rao writes of the escapades of an ant that has fallen into a pond, with sounds and noises that little children, especially four-year-olds would love. Unusual sounds add excitement to the reading aloud of the story...in both languages simultaneously to add fun to the experience. And what better way of introducing the young ones to their mother tongue? The visual drama is enhanced by the simple cut-outs by talented Shantiniketan artist Proiti Roy. - May 2007, WOW! Hyderabad

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Help! Help!/Bachaao! Bachaao! (English-Hindi)

Help! Help!/Bachaao! Bachaao! (English-Hindi)

Help! cries the ant when its little one falls into the water. Crokk! Isspiss! Aaaanh! Cheek! Miyawwwwn! Woaw! come the responses in this folktale that plays with sound.

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