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The Old Animals' Forest Band by Sirish Rao

The Old Animals' Forest Band

by Sirish Rao

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This is an indian version of the traditional Grimm tale "Four Animals". A great adaptation where a group of castaway animals band together as they try to find their place in the world. All were kicked out of their homes by their masters because they were to old and were of no use anymore. They work together as a team to scare away a group of thieves that have stolen gild and jewels from the village they lived in. After they scare the thieves away with their loud and scary singing the villagers come to see what the noise is all about. They find the gold and the animals and cheer for the animals that saved the village. The masters now want to bring them back home. But this group of 4 were to close of friends and stayed together. Now singing together each day and night deep in the forest.
This was a fun short tale about different animals building a friendship in hard times based on their common thread, castaways. I felt the illustrator did a great job on the drawings and use of color for the different animals.
  Phil9 | Mar 16, 2014 |
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"In this Indian version of the well known Grimms' tale, four animals - a sleepy dog, an unmilkable cow, a weak-kneed donkey, and a confused cockerel - are thrown out by ungrateful masters. But once they come together and move to the forest, the animals prove that they're anything but useless..."--Cover.… (more)

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