Bruno, the little, brown puppy wanted to play! He needed a friend.
“Come play with me!” said Bruno to the white cow.
“No! No! No!” replied the white cow, shaking her head. “I have work to do. I
have to give milk for Tinnu and Minnu. Milk for their family, too. Go away. I
have WORK to do! MOOOOOOOOO!”
The Puppy that wanted to Play [Illustrations by Shiju George] Bruno went to the brown cock....
Every day, countless dustbins are emptied in dumping grounds. A lot of this garbage ends up polluting the ground water and also the rivers and seas.
Actually, a large part of this junk, especially the biodegradable waste (waste that can be decomposed) can be disposed in a more efficient manner, without polluting water bodies. Many countries are now doing it by using a cheap and eco-friendly option – the earthworm.
Yes, earthworms have been in the business of decomposing waste and enriching the soil for thousands of years....
Chimpoo has a balloon. It is a BIG balloon! It is a BIG, RED balloon! It is a BIG, RED, ROUND balloon!
Chimpoo has a LITTLE dog. His name is Chutku. Chutku loves Chimpoo. Chutku loves to PLAY with Chimpoo.
There is a BIG, BLACK cat! Chutku does not like the cat! There is a TINY, GREY mouse. The BIG, BLACK cat does not like the TINY, GREY mouse!
Follow the Leader [Illustrations by Shiju George] Cat loves Chimpoo....
The crow sat on the tree
Waiting for lunch
What would it be? Rice,
roti – or earthworm?
Lunch was none of these
The family was on a fast
Disgusted, the crow
If not curry, maybe
a bland earthworm?
But the worms weren’t there
The crow wasn’t early enough
The Crow’s Lunch [Illustration by Shinod AP] What has the world come to,
cried the crow
No thought for others!
Red, green, yellow, mauve
What’s happened these days
to earthworms? Have they
There was a time when they
were the colour of soil
Only when they wriggled
Could you make them out.
Now giant sized, out of burrows
they slither and slide.
Heavens! Have I chanced upon
something Jurassic Park-like?
The Multicolour Earthworms [Illustration by Shinod AP] Oh what a relief! They are not the
worms I thought they were...
The organisers of the 2000 Sydney Olympics are very serious about projecting the Olympics as an eco-friendly event. So the Olympics village in Sydney, where the athletes are living, is entirely solar-powered. But the organisers haven’t stopped at that. They’re ensuring that even the garbage generated by people at the Olympics is eco-friendly.
For this, they’ve enlisted the help of the humble earthworm — three varieties of the earthworm, in fact. Thousands of these worms cluster behind eating areas at the Olympics....
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