Malli's uncle and family from the city have come to her village. She wants to take some gifts for them but has only one rupee. However, as she sets off on her way, her little basket slowly fills up . . .This story is about the joy of simple surprises. The exuberant illustrations carry through the feel of rural Tamilnadu with bright colours and strong lines.
Jeeva Raghunath gets invited to storytelling festivals across the world. A popular performance storyteller, she also conducts workshops on storytelling, drama and language skills. Jeeva represented India twice at the Asian Children’s Festival organised by the National Library Board of Singapore and was part of an Indo-Swedish children's literature project. She writes stories in Tamil and translates children's books from English into Tamil. Jeeva's way with words brings great exuberance to Tulika's Gadagada Gudugudu, Malli, and Gasa Gasa Para Para. She lives in Chennai.