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Flying Dogs and School-going Monkeys

Flippi the Flying Pup Squiggly goes for a Picnic Lippo goes to a Party Cheeko and the School Bag Written by Deepa Agarwal Illustrations by Atanu Roy and Deshraj Published by Frank Educational Aids Pvt. Ltd. Heard of Flippi the doggie-bird? Flippi is the dog who knows how to fly. Or, take Cheeko the monkey, who loves mangoes and goes to school, Squiggly the worm who's...

The Lesson

It was on a rainy day last week that Ravi came running up to our third floor house, pretending he was a fast train. He rang the bell like it was the whistle of a steam engine. Acting as if I was loading a goods wagon, I handed him a bundle of clothes for ironing, with the usual reminder...

Runu and Chotu

A June morning. Holiday morning. "Fun! fun!" Runu thought as she woke up. No school, lots of cartoons on TV, computer games, and surely, a trip to the ice cream parlour. Fun, fun indeed! Runu gulped down her chocolate milk. Mom and Dad came in to pet her. Dad said, "Sorry baby, but we have to go see someone who...

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.   It also acts like a blanket during the night for, the monkey wraps itself cozily in...

Easy to Draw — 4

Yes, there are many magical shapes hidden in numbers. Sudheer, the magic man, first drew the letter G and ended up drawing a monkey. You too can do it. Begin now!  

A Roaring Shame

Once upon a jungle In a land not far away There was an awful bungle In a den where lions lay. There were two mighty lions... I’ve made a mistake there... One was a mighty lioness, Now, that’s being right and fair. These two awesome beasties Were parents fond and proud Of a litter of loitering lion cubs That called out clear and loud. The lion cubs, they grew on, And soon they...

In a Minute

There's a flower found in the jungles of Africa that changes its colour seven times in one minute! It is known as the 'Rainbow' by the people there. Light travels a distance of 18,00,00,000 kilometres in one minute, which means 30,00,000 kilometres in a second! There's a fish found in the waters of the Amazon river which can gulp down 250...

Monkey Business

A temple was being built in a town. There were many different workmen busy with their work. The masons were building the walls. The sculptor was finishing the idols. And the carpenters were making wooden frames from logs of wood. In the afternoon, all the workmen used to sit together for lunch. One day while the workmen were eating, a...

Chun Mun’s Friends

There was once a little girl called Chun Mun. She lived in a village close to the forest. Everyday Chun Mun would go into the forest and learn music from her friends there - the birds and animals. But one of her friends Chintu, the black ant, would always be very busy and would have no time for such...

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Babolito

Mohanty ma'am was teaching the class five students of Arya Wonderland about similes. "As beautiful as?" she asked, looking at the students. "The rose, the Taj...

How Does Ice float?

A cool glass of water topped with huge chunks of ice is sure to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. But, before...

Long bony fingers

Somu loved to read ghost stories. Every time he paid a visit to the library, he got back a teeth-chattering horror tale. It was...

Abdul Kareem’s Forest

A lush green forest in the middle of a rocky wasteland. No, this paradise is not an illusion. Abdul Kareem has created it with...

Where Did Numerals Originate?

We deal with numbers all the time. Not just while doing math lessons at school, but also while counting money at the shop, memorising...