Under the Great Plum Tree (One Story, Many Voices)
The first thing I noticed about Under the Great Plum Tree is the vibrant cover. This book tells the story of a friendship between a kind monkey and an old silly crocodile. The friendship Ms. Bandari, meaning “monkey” in Hindi, and Mr. Magamach, meaning “crocodile” in Hindi, seems perfect. Until one day the jungle animals think the old crocodile seems to be tricking the monkey. Will Ms Bandari be fed to the King Crocodile, or will her friend Mr. Magamach be a true friend and save her from her destiny? The story shows what true friendship is all about. This is an extraordinarily beautifully illustrated book that tells the Hindi folktale of a monkey and crocodile in jungles of India. When I first got this book, I noticed the brightly colored pictures as well as the very unique patterns of the animals’ clothing to represent Indo-Persian Traditions. I especially like the illustrations when the Mr. Magamach and King Crocodile are fighting. The colors and patterns of the illustrations really show the emotions in the story.
|Author||Sufiya Ahmed, with illustrations by Reza Dalvand|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Tiny Owl Publishing|
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