Thakitta Tharikitta Bouncing Ball : “Thakitta Tharikitta Bouncing Ball” by Jacob Samson Muttada is a lovely story with amazing illustrations by Ashok Rajagopalan. The story follows a young boy, Abu. The book starts when a big red ball is kicked by Abu’s friend Kuttan. Abu listens as the ball makes distinct sounds as it bounces back to him but not before the ball goes on an adventure of itself. The sounds of the bouncing ball are interpreted as dancing rhythms “Thakitta”, “Tharikitta”, “Thanakkam” among others. Abu who enjoys this can be seen dancing in the illustrations given below. Read to find out how we can interpret rhythms from everyday objects and have fun with them.