Genre: Picture Book
Synopsis: What happens to stories that don’t get told and songs that don’t get sung? Parvathi knows a story and a song, and keeps them to herself. But they are determined to escape!
This folk tale is charmingly retold by Manasi Subramaniam and painted with intricate detail by Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan.
200words (or less) review: I’m really enjoying the selection of picture books Karadi have sent me for review and this one is no exception.
A retelling of a folktale the story follows Parvathi, who as a wedding gift is told a story and a song with the instructions to share them. She forgets about this because she is so busy and the story and song escape.
The illustrations are rich and busy so I think there is plenty to look at and there is probably more text then in some picture books. I wasn’t sure about the style, reading the story out loud I didn’t think the words always flowed as they could have.
The Story and the Song was very much about the folktale for me, which I enjoyed a lot.