ABOUT THE BOOKFive-year-old Mihir is fascinated by his grandmother’s lunchtime tradition of feeding birds at her kitchen window. Mihir likes to call them his “lunch-friends! But when the big mango tree nearby that is home to the lunch-friends is cut down, they stop visiting. Mihir is anxious and wants to help. What does he do?
An inspiring story of a little kid thinking big.
- This illustrated story about a young boy’s holidays with his grandmother touches upon the effects of rampant urbanisation and habitat loss.
- Rather than explain the bigger picture, the story focuses on what an individual can do; in this case, the boy plants a tree, and ten years later, his effort pays off.
- The illustrations are clean and simple, and done using bright colours, which will appeal to young readers.
- While the story is written in a straightforward manner, some editing and tightening of the text would have made it more child friendly.