The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

A foolish, greedy lion and a disloyal crocodile with a hungry wife are just two of the animals who get their just deserts in this quirky collection of traditional Indian folk tales presented in Marcia Williams’ inimitable comic strip style.

Eight humorous and entertaining traditional stories are retold in simple words and vivid pictures in this beautifully-presented large-format book. Narrative text is complemented by amusing speech bubbles, which add real personality to the characters, as well as a touch of irreverent and anarchic wit that will particularly please young readers.

Newly independent readers will enjoy the picture-led aspects of this book, which is also ideal for shared reading or for use with groups. An ideal introduction to the fables of India, which reflect a number of universal truths.

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