Once upon a time there lived a king and queen.
You would think this is the beginning of a bedtime story typically narrated by grandparents. But the king and queen in this story were different. They were just like us. They lived in an ordinary house, did ordinary jobs, cooked for themselves, and had wonderful times with their friends and family.
Every evening they sat down to drink their cup of tea. On one such day, the queen said, “I don’t know why I feel lonely.” And the king said he felt the same way, and as if there was something missing, when they heard a distant voice calling out to them. Who could it be?
Read this lucid and elegantly illustrated story by Deepa Balsavar to follow the lonely king and queen and find out!
This is a great book to introduce young minds to the concept of adoption and to convey its significance and sensitivity without being didactic. This book leads little readers to explore the idea of family and reaffirms the right of every child to be loved and to have a home.