Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip
Author: Chitra Soundar
For Early Years/KS1
Price 6.99 paperback
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Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip This is a lovely variant on the traditional tale of being dissatisfied with what you have and finally realising that it is what you want. Farmer Falgu has had enough of the clucking, mooing, woofing and quacking on his farm and goes off on his ox cart in search of silence. On his way he gives lifts to an old man who proceeds to play his drum, a dance troupe who dance and a snake charmer who plays his pipe. Before he knows it, Farmer Falgu has forgotten about silence and is singing along merrily. Finally everyone gets off and he is left alone in the quiet night, but it is not silent it is noisy; with crickets chirping and leaves rustling, will he ever find silence? This is when he realises that his farm may be noisy but it is happy and he sets off for home singing loudly. Using a Rajasthani setting, this is a charming story, perfect for reading aloud and Kanika Nair's bold, colourful illustrations are an attractive accompaniment.