Puja smiles and smiles, and does not speak. She spends all her time with the foal, takbak. But takbak is going to be sold! What will Pooja do without her best friend? The hook books are for very small readers, aged five and above (for being read to) and six and above (for reading independently). written by some of the best-known writers for children, and illustrated in exuberant colour by some of India’s most-loved illustrators. Hawaldar hook is the endearing mascot of the hook books.