Hey Diddle Diddle
Author: Anushka Ravishankar
Publisher: Penguin Publishers

Often we think that children’s fiction cannot impart valuable life lessons. They are merely for fun and entertainment. To some extent, this is right, for not every book comes along with subtext. Well, I got lucky when I received the Hook Book Series because these four stories are set in non-urban India. These stories are simple yet have a strong appeal.

Hey Diddle Diddle is a short story that beautifully shows the importance of believing your heart. When the two friends Susan and Minootty decide to part ways because of a petty issue, it is Minootty’s belief on Susie, the calf, that proves to be the gamechanger for the two friends. The story also shows how judging someone’s capability is not a good idea.

This story is an entertaining one that might be enjoyed by the kids because they would have sailed in the same boat for sure. Fights with friends over trivial matters is common. But finding out a way to resolve the fight and get back to being friends is what one can learn from Minootty.

With vibrant and beautiful illustrations, the story will surely be liked by the children above 5 years of age. Kudos to the author and the illustrator for presentable a delightful story to the young readers.

Buying link: Amazon

Here are the links to the reviews of other books in this series:

My Daddy and the Well
A Quiet Girl
Who’s There?

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