Author: Meera Sriram & Praba Ram
Paperback: 24 page(s)
Age Range: 3 +
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading...Social Studies - People and Environments
Dinaben is a Maldhari and her village is right in the middle of the Gir forest where the lions live. How does she live? What does she do? This book offers glimpses into the many aspects of life in the forest through simple text and photographs. Children will find it easy to follow the story in two languages.
The book subtly brings out that both the animal and the tribe with their already marginalized lifestyle are under threat. While there is so much publicity about protecting another endangered cat - the tiger- we hardly hear about lions in media. The set of facts about the Asiatic Lions at the end of the story provoked our curiosity and together with the story it will surely sensitize readers, even young ones, towards nature in general and in specific to the majestic King of the Jungle.