Farmer Falgu is off to the market to sell his produce, but has some unexpected bumps along the way. But then, Farmer Falgu can usually find his way out of any mess!
Chitra Soundar’s energetic tale radiates with adventure, while Kanika Nair’s visual style underscores it with minimal artwork splashed with just a dab of vivid, striking color.
Nair captures the growing cacophony in exuberant digital illustrations colored in bold jewel tones and outlined in rough strokes of brown...Enlarged, color-coded type helps emphasizes the onomatopoeia that fills a buoyant cumulative story that, in addition to being just plain fun, may leave readers curious to learn more about the rural Indian setting. ~Publishers Weekly
"I love the simple story, told in simple declarative sentences, enhanced with onomatopoeia and typeface in different colors and designs. The deeply colored illustrations are bold and vivid, outlined in brown and evoke the warmth and color of India. This sweet story would work for story times and could be a welcome addition to multicultural units for ages 3-5 yrs." ~Youth Services Book Review
An original, delightfully entertaining, and highly recommended picture book for children ages 5 to 7, 'Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market' will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections. ~Midwest Book Review
"...the concise onomatopoeic sounds are in bigger and color-coded type, which provides additional emphasis and is perfect for read-alouds. The bold, thick-outlined illustrations are engaging...a good moral lesson and likely appeal for young kids." ~Kirkus Review
Everyone knows what to do when life gives you lemons, but Farmer Falgu has a delightful new alternative...Broad outlines and bold colors join a riot of expressive exclamations as exotic Indian sights, sounds, and smells sizzle, honk, bump, and dunk along the road with an optimistically determined Falgu and his oxen until they finally reach their destination, rumpled wares and all. ~Foreword Reviews
The vibrant illustrations, full of colour and life, offer the reader a glimpse of the everyday life of those who live in India. The simple plots offer lots of opportunities for joining in and for adding musical accompaniments whilst showing us the best qualities of this gentle man... [I] really look forward to seeing where Farmer Falgu’s adventures will take him next! ~North Somerset Teacher's Book Award
With an intriguing story and eye popping colors, this will keep kids guessing. ~International Examiner, Seattle
...a clever take on the moral: how to make lemonade out of lemons. With bold, vivid illustrations, this positive, upbeat, and funny story would be a joyful book to read aloud online to children. ~Children's Literature Assembly
- Featured in the 2019 USBBY Outstanding International Book list
- Listed in the CBC Best Children's Book of the Year - 2019 Edition