Farmer Falgu Books by Chitra Soundar

How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Picture Books

Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip

Farmer Falgu has had enough of his noisy farm! He needs a break and he’s off on a holiday. Craving some quiet, he gets on his cart and goes looking for silence. Does he find it?

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

Farmer Falgu has a plan. But as usual, it’s a plan that’s turned topsy-turvy by the madness that surrounds him. But then, Farmer Falgu can usually find his way out of any mess!

Chitra Soundar’s energetic tale radiates with adventure and madness, while Kanika Nair’s visual style underscores it with minimalistic artwork splashed with just a dab of vivid, striking colour.

200words (or less) review: These are the last two books Karadi Tales sent me for review and they were a lovely way to end my picture book experience.

In both stories Farmer Falgu has a plan that doesn’t turn out the way he hopes. In Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip he wants to escape his noisy farm but along the way gives rides to musicians and dancers (not that quiet then) only to realise that the silence he wants isn’t actually what he needs. In the second book his strip to the market ends up with a lot of broken eggs to which he finds a good solution.

The artwork is really cheerful and bright, which I loved. It might not be quite as intricate as some of the others picture books but it’s still really charming.

I think there is something friendly about Farmer Falgu, which combined with the vivid artwork, makes these books a nice addition any picture book library.

Recommend it?


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