Here I explain ‘The Monkey’s Heart’, an ancient Indian folktale from the Panchatantra collection. This delightfully funny, yet suspenseful story explores friendship, trust, betrayal, staying safe, following one’s own moral compass and also differentiates between a character making a bad choice and being a bad character. As mentioned my version of thos tale was inspired by Anne Glover.

You’ll find it on my ‘Reaching for the Moon and other wisdom tales’ storytelling album for children 4-9 years.