The story is based on one that Sunita remembers her grandfather telling, in which a greedy jackal swallows one animal after another and brags about it in a repetitive refrain before getting his due in the end. The story was translated into English by Susheela Varadarajan and then put into rhyme by Gita Wolf. The rhyming text makes this story especially suited for reading aloud.
The book is handmade,silkscreened on thick kraft paper with a distinctive smell, features that book lovers will appreciate.
Published by Tara Books, 2013.