Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker — a toy bird that repeats what it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata.
Author: Swati Sengupta is a journalist on a sabbatical. She took a break from work to write some books for the young, and mostly to be able to talk endlessly with her six-year-old son. She writes in whatever time she is allowed in her baking-travelling-gardening overdrive.
Age: 5+ year