Published By: Centre For Learning Resources
Story: Mini Shrinivasan
Illustrations: Sandhya Radkar
‘Now we know how much work you do at home,’ they said. ‘We are all going to do these jobs every day now!’
In a Sentence: A politically correct ideal family.
What is it About: Mama Gudbud craves that trek with her friend in the hills. But she feels she can’t go because she ‘think(s) there is too much housework’ and that her family needs her to be around. Everyone sad to see her sad and lost in her thoughts. The rest of the story is about how supportive her family is, and yes, she does go on her trek!
What makes it snuggly: It’ll have to be the clay (or is it papier mache) models so beautifully wrapped in tiny wraps! Reminds us of the cloth and wool dolls we used to make when tiny tots.
What Stands Out: The sincerity with which the Gudbuds go about proving to Mama that they can manage well on their own (and they do it indeed). If it was my family, they would take a real break from EVERYTHING the moment I stepped out with my bags packed 🙂
Will be best enjoyed by: 5-7 years.
From snuggly to snugglier: Go on a trek, mama, and then see for yourself what happens while you’ve been away 🙂
For those of you who hate treks, tell your child to imagine for a moment that you’ve skipped town. And see them go wild with joy at the very thought of it 🙂
Ha Ha! Quotient: 2
Touches The Heart Quotient: 3
Cuts Through The Clutter Quotient: 3
Visual Appeal: 3
Encore Quotient: 2
Thank God it’s not moral science: 2
Show, don’t tell: 2
Hey, this is a really important book!: 3