Second reading today at UAF. We have decided to keep it free for all. We want the children to have fun listening to stories being read aloud. After a lot of search, found the right book for it. Sweet and Salty. I found this book left alone at a book donation drive. No one to pick it up? I was there! I sat alone in a corner reading… and soon I got so much attention, because i was almost rolling on the floor laughing. It was hilarious!
This book is written by Sandhya Rao and published by Tulika Books.
The famous storyteller, Gorannagaru, is in the village to recite the Ramayana. Bangaramma forces her husband, Penchilayya, to attend. Tired and sleepy, he goes quite unwillingly – and finds the stories sweet one night, salty another! Bangaramma is intrigued . . . A gentle folktale from Andhra Pradesh about the magic of stories. The illustrations derive from the style of and colours used for making the traditional Kondapalli toys of Andhra Pradesh.
We had a rip roaring time laughing and listening to the trials of Penchalayya of Narasanpeta. Please pick up a copy of this book here.