Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market
Farmer Falgu tries to go to the market to sell raw food, like eggs and cilantro. All of his food breaks or gets destroyed on the way there. That doesn’t stop him. He calls his friend and gets a pan. He makes omelets for everybody. They sell better than the raw ingredients would have.
This is a picture book. When words are loud, they are colorful and big. I like the illustrations. The cilantro looks real. The illustrator does some good animals. She does some okay people. She draws people with only nostrils and no noses – and no tongues, but lots of illustrators do that. The book is very colorful.
The story is really great. I liked how Farmer Falgu didn’t give up. My favorite part of the story is when the goat said “Maa-maa” and tried to eat the cilantro. It was cute, and there was a really good picture.
This book shows India a little bit. Maybe I haven’t been to the part they’re talking about. This would be a good book for a story time in a library. I want to read more Farmer Falgu stories.
Karadi Tales Picturebooks
Chitra Soundar • Kanika Nair, Illustrator