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The Talking Bird (English)

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
ISBN 978-93-5046-637-7

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

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 (English)

The Talking Bird (English)

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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