Do rooster sing ragas? This one does, but like all true artists discovers it after a lot of struggle! Every time he opens his mouth he has a new tune - but not the kukaroo kuroo of the other roosters! His friends skip and stretch, stamp and roll while trying to teach him to get it right. This cheery, foot-tapping story invites big and little readers to move and sing, clap and tap along with Priya Kuriyan's expressive characters.
"Move over “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”. Natasha Sharma’s new picture book Rooster Raga is a much more fun way to get children to understand animal sounds. Ruru is gearing up for Rooster Day, but all his efforts come to naught because he still can’t emit the right rooster call of “kukaroo kuroo”. He sets off to meet different animals like the cow, the cat and the donkey to see how they talk. What follows is a delightful rooster raga song and dance. Beautifully illustrated by Priya Kuriyan, the book is a riot of colours – Ruru himself is resplendent in red, purple and yellow." - Reviewed by Time Out Magazine, Bengaluru
"A visual treat with its brilliant colours, great layout and minimal text! This book is sure to delight and entertain children everywhere...
...On the surface, the story is bright, effervescent and fun, but deep down it conveys an all-important message to children - It is alright to be different. Everyone has his or her own special talent and own special challenges. It is neccessary to understand and appreciate them and ford our own individual paths with confidence." - Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee on Young India Books.