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Do You Like Fruits?

Do You Like Fruits?

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! Do You Like Fruits? [Illustration by Anup Singh] (C) Swapna Dutta

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 a fixed time for rest. One day the creator of the world came to visit it. He saw men working in fields....

My Garden

My Garden

There’s a garden in my house A garden full of flowers I love to be there all the time And spend just hours and hours There are roses, every kind And lilies in the pool Sunflowers looking trim and bright And jasmines white and cool. There’s a lawn of velvet grass So soft and oh so green Like a carpet beneath my feet The nicest I have seen. My Garden [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] There are bulbuls, parrots too...

Monu Makes his Mark

Monu Makes his Mark

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 not smart like his brothers. He didn’t like chasing mice and garden rats like they did....

Parrots in My Garden

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 grain Parrots in My Garden [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] And then the parrots leave the place To fly back once again....

Have You Seen the Cuckoo Bird?

Have You Seen the Cuckoo Bird?

Have You Seen the Cuckoo Bird? [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] Have you seen the cuckoo bird With raven-coloured wing? Although I haven’t seen one yet I’ve often heard her sing. The cuckoo on our champak tree Is hidden from our sight Because the leaves are thick and close But how she sings at night! ‘Cuckoo… cuckoo’ says the bird ‘I may be dark, it’s true But there is not a single bird...

Roses

Roses

Roses in the winter time Roses in the fall The roses in my garden Are the nicest of them all Some prefer the jasmines The champaks on the tree Or the lilies in the pool But it’s the rose for me! The wild roses climbing up the wall Which hang in clusters white The sprawling bush of roses pink Which looks so trim and bright Roses [] The pale rose with a curly edge...

Haroo, the Croc

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! Haroo, the Croc [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] (C) Swapna Dutta

Sparrows

Sparrows

Sparrows [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] Sparrows on the mango tree Sparrows on the grass Sparrows on the windowsill And on my looking glass! Sparrows on the gravel path And on the garden chair Sparrows by the lily-pool You find them everywhere! (C) Swapna Dutta

The Fleeting Deer

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? The Fleeting Deer [Illustration by Anup Singh]

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