Chatur the Laundry Man

A Funny Children's Picture Book

Children - Picture Book
26 Pages
Reviewed on 01/12/2017
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Author Biography

Subhash and Sujata an Award winning Children's author(s), hail from India and have been Honored for Excellence by Mom's Choice Awards.
They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself.

Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea!

These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Chatur the Laundry Man: A Funny Children's Picture Book is a fable for children written by Subhash Kommuru and illustrated by Nayan Soni. Chatur and his faithful donkey, Gadhu, were hard at work every day, picking up people's dirty laundry, bringing it to the river for washing, and then returning it later that day. It was demanding work, but Chatur still wanted to do more. His donkey would tell him to relax and take it easy, but Chatur wouldn’t listen. First, he got even more laundry jobs and loaded down poor Gadhu with more bags of clothing. While Chatur washed the clothes, Gadhu was used to resting a bit under a tree, but Chatur decided to ask his donkey to give up that rest and entertain some kids instead. Gadhu's patience was wearing thin, but the children made it even worse with their poking and prodding. Chatur thought his old friend was being lazy, and he decided to ask Atal, the elephant, to help him. This way, he could get even more business, more customers with clothing to wash. When would Chatur stop and listen to his friend and learn to take it easy?

Subhash Kommuru's fable for children, Chatur the Laundry Man: A Funny Children's Picture Book, warns against going overboard even with something as important as work. Wise Gadhu, the donkey, keeps on telling Chatur to slow down and take it easy, but he just doesn't listen. As is the case with many of the characters in Aesop's classic fables, Chatur learns his lesson - the hard way. This is a humorous tale that will enchant readers as they laugh about Chatur and his business woes, and learn about the benefits of moderation. Nayan Soni's illustrations are comical and perfectly suited to the tenor of this tale. They're bold and brightly colored, and the expressions on Chatur, Gadhu, and Atal's faces are priceless. Chatur the Laundry Man is a grand selection for story time that will also serve quite well as a primer for new readers. It's highly recommended.