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In the Dark
by Gita Wolf, Sirish Rao, Rathna Ramanathan
Tara Publishing, Chennai.
(Ages 2 - 6)
Review by Geeta Desai
In the Dark is a retelling of the Indian folk tale of the blind men
and the elephant, where each one discovers a different part of
an elephant and they argue about what the whole creature looks like.
"In the dark" adds an
twist of how each person's backgrount influences their evaluation or view
what an elephant is. Written in simple English, it is an easy read for kids.
I liked the
balance of pictures and text on each page. Bold illustrations
grabs young readers attentions and imagination. The story ends without
on a question mark " were they all right? or were they all wrong?"
The moral of the book has been left as an
Book Description: Five men are out walking on a moonless night, when suddenly they bump into something. Each of them sees something different, yet each is convinced that he is right. How is that possible? And what could this thing be? In the Dark is a tale of wisdom for all ages. This witty and unique version of a traditional Sufi story is hand calligraphed and illustrated in the style of traditional woodcuts.
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