Dada’s Useless Present


Dada may be celebrating his 82nd birthday but he still considers himself spry, until a seemingly thoughtful gift from his son tells him otherwise.

Hmph, what use could Dada possibly have for a walking stick? He certainly doesn’t need it to get around!

But then, Dada slowly learns that this nondescript present has more to it than meets the eye.

Awards won: This book won the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) Award in 2018 for the theme Grandparent Tales for the age 7-9 yrs.


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On his 82nd birthday, Dada receives a present that he instantly dislikes: a walking stick.

Despite his age, Dada considers himself spry enough to get around without needing a silly stick. But he soon realises that the gift is handier than he gave it credit for!

Whether it’s changing TV channels when the remote doesn’t work or digging the soil in the garden to plant mint sprigs, Dada’s new gift is turning out to be all kinds of useful! 📺🌿

Will Dada finally admit that the walking stick is helpful in its own unexpected ways?

And will it ever be used for its original purpose?

Read this charming tale to find out!

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Weight 200 g
Dimensions 24.1 × 23.8 × 0.8 cm


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