The choice is yours
We all learn to make decisions early in life. What to wear for a party, what to eat for lunch, what to make for a project, etc. We all have been trained to make a choice, and these choices make us the people we are. These choices define us. They show what we really are, what we want and how we behave. We can choose to be kind, or we can choose to be selfish. We can choose to share, or we can be arrogant.
Devdutt Pattanaik tries to explain the significance of our choices through what he does best. Tell a mythological tale. And this time, he tells two tales, that too for children. Yes, the flip book is about Ramayana and Mahabharata — two of the greatest epics ever told.
Pattanaik weaves these thousands of years old stories beautifully, but in simple words, for children. Our kids need to know their history, culture and mythology and this book is a good gift in case you want one for your child.
On one side, the writer tells the story of Rama from Sita’s point. Would Ramayana had ever happened if Sita hadn’t made the choices she made?
The other side is the story of five princes and their cousins who chose to be selfish and arrogant. And what did they get in return?
Stories are a great way to teach our children about life. Add mythological tales to these stories, and they would also learn about our culture.
Title: The Girl Who Chose and The Boys Who Fought
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik