Monday, November 25, 2013

Kutti, Kozhakkattais and Bablu at Bookaroo


That's our Publishing Director, Shobha Viswanath telling the story of Kutti and the Mouse at The Palms at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi. The 6th Bookaroo Festival of Children's Literature happened there last weekend.

She regaled the audience of over 50 kids and parents with the delicious tale of the seven siblings and a mouse. She also narrated the story of Bablu, the elephant and the mouse. 


Since Kutti and the Mouse is all about Kozhakkattais (Modaks, for those of you who do not know what Kozhakkattais are), Shobha called on a few young members of the audience to pronounce the word 'Kozhakkattai'(Go on, try saying the word out loud). Most of them who tried, failed and so Shobha invited the children to tell stories. The little storytellers spun yarns about seven-tailed mice, foxes, and more mice. And oh what a gala time they all had!