Why the Elephant Has Tiny Eyes/Haathi Ki Aankhen Chhotee Kyun? (Hindi)

Author : Pow Aim Hailowng
Illustrator : Priya Kuriyan

The first chaang, the first elephant, once had big eyes, Which the animals thought looked beautiful and wise. Then, along came a bird, a wagtail, and… Told in verse, this folktale from the Tai Phake people of India’s northeast is gentle and funny. It is one among their many animal stories about why and how something came to be – why the sun comes out when the cock crows, how the tiger got its stripes and how the bulbul and the monkey ended up with red bottoms! Priya Kuriyan’s inimitable flair for animating characters captures the endearing quality of the folktale with warmth and humour.

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Age 5+
Specifications 24 page; 8.5" x9.5"; full colour; soft cover
Translator Lovleen Mishra
ISBN 978-93-86667-72-4
First Published 2018

For the love of elephants!

Told in verse, this folktale from the Tai Phake people of India’s northeast is gentle and funny. @readwithbabyl

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Why the Elephant Has Tiny Eyes/Haathi Ki Aankhen Chhotee Kyun? (Hindi)

Why the Elephant Has Tiny Eyes/Haathi Ki Aankhen Chhotee Kyun? (Hindi)

The first chaang, the first elephant, once had big eyes, Which the animals thought looked beautiful and wise. Then, along came a bird, a wagtail, and… Told in verse, this folktale from the Tai Phake people of India’s northeast is gentle and funny. It is one among their many animal stories about why and how something came to be – why the sun comes out when the cock crows, how the tiger got its stripes and how the bulbul and the monkey ended up with red bottoms! Priya Kuriyan’s inimitable flair for animating characters captures the endearing quality of the folktale with warmth and humour.

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