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Monu Makes his Mark

Mongoose killing a snake: Monu Makes his Mark - A story for kids
Monu the mongoose crawled out of the ditch in the back garden. His mother was already out with his three little brothers. They had long bodies with short legs. They had bushy tails and tiny ears. And they had bright eyes, which shone like beads.They did things fast. They were already good hunters like their mother. But Monu was...

How the Moon was Created

How the Moon was Created
Long long ago when the world was just created there was just the sun but no moon. So there was just day with the sun shining brightly all the time. The sun did not set. So there was no night. People worked until they were too tired to work any more. There was no set time for work or...

Haroo, the Croc

Here's a lazy crocodile Snoozing on the bank He is quick at catching prey So do keep off his tank!His skin is rough, his teeth so sharp And he is moody too So don't annoy or throw him stones And take care what you do!

The Court Jester and the Hilsa Fish

The Court Jester and the Hilsa Fish
Maharaja Krishna Chandra was the king of Bengal during the middle ages. It was customary for kings in those days to patronise talented people. So every king had his own court poets, artists, singers, town planners, architects and what have you. And plenty of ministers to advise him on different matters.And every king had a court jester. The...

The Jester and the Straw Roof

The Jester and the Straw Roof
Maharaja Krishna Chandra was the king of Bengal during the middle ages. It was customary for kings in those days to patronise talented people. So every king had his own court poets, artists, singers, town planners, architects and what have you. And plenty of ministers to advise him on different matters.And every king had a court jester. The...

Parrots in My Garden

When it's early morning Before it's really light A flock of parrots flies across Looking trim and bright They swoop down on the juicy grams Which I love to throw They are not afraid of me The way they come and go! Soon my lawn is clean and clear Of every little grainAnd then the parrots leave the place To fly back once again.

Do You Like Fruits?

Mango orchards cover roughly 33% of the total area under fruit cultivation in India making it abundant fruit in the country.
Apples in the winter time Chikoos in the fall Mangoes in the summer time I like it best of all!Oranges and kinnows bright Sugar-cane so sweet Melons and the juicy grape All of them - a treat!

The Fleeting Deer

The deer runs fast With nimble feet By lucky chance You may just meet!Sweet deer, do pause Beneath the tree- Won't you please Make friends with me? 

Mynas in the Jungle

Far away in the jungles where the green grass grows, lived families of Mynas their nest in rows.They were friends and foes who played and fought for fun. But when it came to the enemy they stood together as one.One morning they were surprised a strange creature there to find. Loud, noisy with strange scary ways a being like that...seemed a ferocious kind.Eager to befriend the new an excited...

Fluff, the Cat

Cat
Fluff, the cat is my own pet She's cuddle-y and so soft She loves to feast on fish and milk And snooze upon the loft.Fluff is bright and really smart And so alert all day When she prowls around the house The mice just run away!

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