Stray cows are a common sight in India but not empathized in a busy world. Sandeep Kumar Rana did an outstanding job in ensuring that the struggles of a hungry cow are conveyed. At the same time, the benefits from them are reaped daily.
Authors who want to speak about social issues that require a change from society usually pick non-fiction. But Sandeep has proved that fiction is the best way by giving the victim a voice to speak. Sandeep has taken a “Hit them where it hurts” approach. It reminds us of the famous book ‘The Giving Tree,’ which taught the environment very sensitively.
There are no great twists, but the story’s flow is straight, which doesn’t bore the reader. The story is written in a way that the reader would flinch with realization. The book can be read in a single sitting without being bored for a minute.
The English is simple and can be understood by kids and increases the target audience of the book. It is not easy to use simple language, address serious issues, and hold the reader’s attention, and Sandeep has managed to achieve it.
Its priced at 245 INR but discounted to 150 to 200 INR. However, it is free for Kindle Unlimited users. It would be considered costly for a book of 70 pages, but it’s not too overpriced.
This falls into one of those moral stories’ category. It stays long after we end the final page of the book. It reminds us of the reality of what the stray animals might go through when we are careless about what goes into a dustbin.
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It is a good book with its message told in a precise form, and there were many other issues addressed in a subtle format. However, the book's scope could have been extended, keeping in mind that they were already Introduced in the book's first few pages.
- If you liked Giving Tree, Malgudi days and any of Sudha Murthy’s books.