Picture Book Review: The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal

Posted by: TracieP | Posted on: Jan 22 2016

The classic song "The Wheels on the Bus" is refreshingly reworked in this cheerful adaptation. Tuk tuks (pronounced "took tooks") are a common mode of public transportation in India. The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk allows young readers to explore Indian culture with a journey through a bustling, friendly city.

Sunny illustrations and rhythmic text salute yogis, chai tea, and papadoms while gently alluding to Hindi beliefs and traditions; key words are defined in a glossary that appends the text.

Accessible and engaging, this is a lovely addition to multicultural units in preschool and early elementary classrooms.