The illustrations also show lots of details of Indian village life, especially the way the people dress and carry out their daily jobs. We loved getting this wonderful book from Sandhya and her daughter and the story made us smile. My eldest son, who is a budding fisherman, appreciated the way the rumour got more and more elaborate as the tale was retold (just the way that fish get bigger as you tell people about your fishing trip).
And shhh! Here’s a secret…. The Rumour will soon be out as an audiobook from Karadi Tales narrated by thespian and film actor, Konkona Sen Sharma! We’ll keep you posted on this!