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Don't Throw the Seeds Away...

Don't Throw the Seeds Away...

It makes you healthy, It gives you energy, An apple or a guava An orange or a papaya Eat a fruit everyday But don’t throw the seeds away. Here’s a simple thing you can do You could tell all your friends too! Plant the seed in the soil (It doesn’t take much time or toil) Pour a little water there A young shoot will soon appear. In time it’ll become a big tree – Which gives so much to you and me!...

The Clever Lioness

The Clever Lioness

There once lived a clever lioness in the champak forest. She had four healthy and really adorable cubs. They were very young and their eyes hadn’t still opened. They slept for most of the time and the only time they were awake was when their mother fed them. But if the mother was late even by a minute, they would wail so loudly so as to bring the whole cave down! In the same forest, there lived another lion....

Anacondas

Anacondas

You might have seen the recent English film Anaconda, where these snakes are shown as giant man-eating monsters. Well, that’s not all that can be said about these mighty creatures. Eating is but necessary for survival — and you never know, Anacondas might eat humans too, if one goes near them! But apart from their strange eating habits, these snakes are amazing in a lot of other ways too. Anacondas [Illustrations by Amarjeet Malik] The Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is a semi-aquatic snake found in Central America and mostly in tropical South America....

Boomba – The Lion Kid

Boomba – The Lion Kid

Boomba was the lion king’s son. He had a bright yellow coat and his mother often told him lovingly, “Boomba, you look like a ball of wool!” His parents were very proud of him and knew that one day he would grow up to be the handsomest lion around.But Boomba was not happy with his looks. At times he secretly desired a beautiful tail like the peacock’s or wings like the butterfly’s. All his friends were tired of him, because in the middle of a game he would always stop and ask, “How do I look?...

It's a Beetle's World

It's a Beetle's World

Have you ever had winged visitors to your room on a rainy day, that are black, shiny and button-like, and which fall to the ground with a distinct tapping sound? You might also be familiar with those cute-looking insects with bright orange bodies dotted with black, called Ladybirds, hovering over flowers and tender leaves. There also might have been times when an unlucky one splats on your windshield or gets crunched underfoot. Well, these are all different kinds of BEETLES — creatures that can be called evolution’s biggest success story....

In, Pin, Tin

In, Pin, Tin

Three little mice Named In, Pin, Tin One fat, one short The other one thin. In, Pin, Tin [Illustrations by Amarjeet Malik] They woke up one night As lazy as ever The moon was already up And they began to shiver. They brushed their teeth And said, ‘lets eat’ There’s milk on the shelf Eggs, cheese and meat! But what do we wear? We have no sweater! So quickly they went...

So Many Monkeys!

So Many Monkeys!

They are an amazing lot, they really are! They are absolute monkeys! The Squirrel Monkey has a long and slender tail. The tail serves many purposes. It helps the animal to keep its balance when it monkeys around, I mean, jumps from branch to branch. So Many Monkeys! [Illustrations by D. K. Sharma & Amarjeet Malik] It also acts like a blanket during the night for, the monkey wraps itself cozily in its long tail!...

Chiku’s Birthday

Chiku’s Birthday

Chiku’s Birthday [Illustrations by Amarjeet Malik] It was little Chiku’s third birthday. So Akki the ant bought a balloon Blue as the sky, Round as the moon. But who is Chiku? He is Dinku donkey’s friendly neighbour — The creepy and crawly little caterpillar. Chiku’s grandmother and grandfather, Eeku and Meeku, Were there too — With candles, cake, And a big cauliflower! Who were the other guests? Elephant Shakti with her fat twins —...

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