Saturday, 15 October 2016

Book review - A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice by Chitra Soundar

With my children being half-Indian I'm always keen to interest them in and teach them about their inherited culture. Stories are a great way to do this, and so I was delighted to review this new collection of Indian folktakes, retold by Chitra Soundar.

Book review - A jar of pickles and a pinch of justice

A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice (affiliate link) contains a selection of funny trickster tales, perfect for introducing Indian folktales and culture to a wide audience. Aimed at young readers aged 6+, there are four stories in the book, along with plenty of black and white illustrations to break up the text. The language isn't too difficult for children that are building their reading confidence, and the tales are full of humour and colour.

Harry really enjoyed reading this book, with stories about jewels that have turned into pickles and the washerwoman who is set the task of washing the king's elephants until they turn white. It's a great book for little ones.

I received this book in exchange for a review, Amazon links are affiliate.

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