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Meuh, d’où sort le lait ? – French Moo Moo Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk?

Meuh, d’où sort le lait ? – French Moo Moo Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk? Tells the story of Raju a boy from the city who visits his Ajji every summer. During his visit Ajji teaches him about Cows and how they produce milk. This comes as a surprise for Raju because all he knows is that milk came from Plastic Sachets that are being delivered to their door step.

Meuh, d’où sort le lait ? is also perfect for Biology, and cultural study, and school exercises. This book is brought to us by Pratham’s Storyweaver licensed under creative commons and rated as a Level 3 French book suited for children who are confident to read on their own.

Written by Jayashree Deshpande, Illustrated by Srikrishna Kedilaya, and Translated by Sak Untala

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Meuh, d'où sort le laitRaju habitait en ville.
Mais l’été, lorsque l’école était finie, il se rendait dans le village de ses grands-parents maternels.

Chaque été, Raju apprenait quelque chose de nouveau chez eux.
Cette année, il allait apprendre qu’au village, le lait ne sort pas de sachets en plastique !

Le soir de son arrivée, Ajji, sa grand-mère, l’amena à l’étable située derrière la maison.
Quatre gentilles vaches marron ruminaient le foin qu’Ajji était allée leur ramasser dans les champs.

Deux petits veaux bondissaient autour d’elles comme des cabris. Raju était content de pouvoir les observer. Ils étaient vraiment adorables.

Meuh, d'où sort le lait

— Raju, tu sais, le verre de lait que tu viens de boire ? Eh bien, il vient de cette vache-là, expliqua Ajji.
— Le lait que je viens de boire vient d’une vache ? s’étonna Raju.
Tu veux dire que tu viens de la traire et de remplir mon verre de son lait ?

Meuh, d'où sort le lait— Oui, Raju, répondit Ajji en souriant. Viens faire la connaissance de mes vaches. Voici Kaveri, dont tu viens de boire le lait. Là, c’est Kapila, là-bas, c’est Ganga, et tout làbas, c’est Gowri. Raju observa les vaches. Il n’avait pas l’air très rassuré.
— Allez, viens, Raju, l’encouragea Ajji, viens les caresser. Elles ne te feront aucun mal.

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About Pratham, Read India

Pratham Books was set up in 2004, as part of the Read India movement, a nation-wide campaign to promote reading among children. Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages.
Pratham’s mission is to see “a book in every child’s hand” and democratize the joy of reading.

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