Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India by Chitra Soundra, illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy. 179 pages. Candlewick Press, 2019. $17.
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
When King Bheema is not able to rule and make decisions for a while, the young prince, Prince Veera, and his best friend Suku get the chance to meet with people, listen to their grievances and to make a decision for those people. This book includes original folk tales from India.
I like the prince and his friend and how seriously they approach each case. They thought they would just have fun and that making decisions would be fun and easy. It interesting and fun to go with Prince Veera and his friend on all these adventures. It was a fast and enjoyable read and it made me giggle a few times. I liked the book and I will book talk it to my students.