A leopard can’t change its spots, a dog can’t straighten its tail and in this story, the she-sparrow can’t wash away the he-sparrow’s wickedness.
The she-sparrow leaves the khichdi on the stove to cook and goes to fill water for the he-sparrow and her. While, she is away, the he-sparrow eats all the khichdi and in turn lies to the she-sparrow that the king’s dog ate it. In a series of events, the he-sparrow is caught and punished but he still does not learn the lesson and turns to mischief at every opportunity he gets.
The lyrical fable with catchy phrases add humor to the story line, while teaching a valuable lesson.
Story Title: ચકી અને ચકો
|Story: ચકલો અને ચકલી
Author: Gijubhai Badheka
Storyteller: Bhar Vinanu Bhantar
About the author – Gijubhai Badheka
Girjashankar Badheka is lovingly referred to as ‘moochali maa (The mother with a moustache)’ for his close connection with children and child development. Badheka introduced Montessori education methods in India and is best known for authoring Divaswapna, a classic about his observations and suggested reforms in primary education. Gijubhai attached a special importance to stories in engaging and teaching children. He has written several funny, fantastical and moral stories for children which are still widely read and cherished.
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