This silly story starts with upma. Anu doesn’t want to eat her upma. But her mother wants her to. And then, suddenly a cow appears and eats the upma. Throughout the day, the cow keeps entering the frame, unannounced, uninvited. Totally, suddenly.
This silly story is written by the serious author and journalist Sowmya Rajendran. Her book Mayil Will Not Be Quiet (Tulika Books, 2015) won the Bal Sahitya Puraskar, which is an important prize awarded by the very important Sahitya Akademi.
We aren’t 100% sure as to what drove this very serious person to write this very silly book, but it could be because of her lovely little daughter who is impatient, and likes things “suddenly.” Maybe Sowmya tried telling her little one to stop being silly and instead be serious. And then her little one asked Sowmya to stop being serious and instead be silly. And maybe Sowmya listened.
Whatever it is, here we are, with this very silly book about a 🐄 who likes to appear suddenly. If you are telling this story to a child, then indulge in the silliness and talk about other animals that might appear suddenly. Like a 🐖 or 🐈 or 🦍 or 🐎 or 🐪 or 🐿 or 🦎 or 🦑 or 🐳 or 🐬 or 🕊 or 🐒 or 🦖 or 🦕. Oh wait, 🦖 and 🦕 can’t really appear. Oh, well. We just really wanted to use animal emojis in the product description. 😊