'Gauri and the Talking Cow' by Devdutt Pattanaik, is the story of a little girl Gauri who thinks that milk comes from packets, till she meets Sweety the talking cow. Sweety improves Gauri's knowledge with various facts like the first cow on earth and its usefulness to human beings. For this Sweety narrates various mythological stories to Gauri which she enjoys thorougly.
The book from the 'Fun in Devlok' series is again a good combination of mythology and fiction. The other two books in this series are 'Indra finds happiness' and 'An Identity Card for Krishna'
Author Pattanaik is a doctor, who prefers to tell stories to practising medicine.
Excerpt: 'Gauri saw a twinkle in Sweety's eye. Oh, she loved this talking cow! She hugged Sweety, who made a sound of satisfaction indicating that she liked the hug.'
Age Group: 6+
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA