The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illustrated by Jess Golden

Published by Beach Lane Books

 

Summary:  The familiar “Wheels on the Bus” gets an Indian spin as a somewhat wild and crazy tuk tuk driver (wala) weaves his way through a busy Indian town, transporting all kinds of people in his three-wheeled vehicle.  Readers (and singers) are introduced to Indian rupees, poppa-doppa-doms, chai tea, Diwali, and elephants and cows in the streets.  The authors’ note relates their own experiences on a tuk tuk, and a glossary explains some of the unfamiliar words from the song.  40 pages; ages 3-6.

Pros:  A familiar song is used as a vehicle (pardon the pun) for a fun introduction to the sights and sounds of India.  The busy illustrations give kids plenty to look at, and everyone on and around the tuk tuk seems to be having a wonderful time.

Cons:  Tuk tuk seatbelt laws seem a bit lax.

One thought on “The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illustrated by Jess Golden

  1. This looks fun! Need to get a copy for my neice/nephew who split time between US and India! Thanks for highlighting. I hadn’t seen this.
    And yes, I don’t think there are seat belt or car seat laws…

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