'Gauri and her mother are making and putting up scarecrows in the field, to keep their crop safe from birds. Gauri,
the little girl, wants to dress up the scarecrows in her own fine clothes, but her mother explains that scarecrows
are meant to be scary, and therefore, have to be dressed in tattered clothes.'
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Illustrations for 'The Scarecrows on Parade' written by Shamim Padamsee published by Pratham Books, Bangalore