Kalpana’s Cycle – Pratham Level 2 “Kalpana’s Cycle” by Sowmya Rajendran, is a beautiful story with amazing illustrations by Kabini Amin. It tells the story of Kalpana, a little girl who gets a cycle from her mother. She really wants to ride it but she does not know how to. Her brother offers to teach her. She tries diligently but keeps falling. One day she bruises her leg badly in the process of learning to ride it, and is told to rest until it heals. Will she be able to ride it after this incident or will she decide that cycling is just not for her?