Panchatantra stories are a collection of 5 volumes of stories, originally written by Vishnu Sharma. The stories serve as a manual to a prospective king. Panchatantra stories revolve around simple day-to-day events but impart a strong message at the end. Kids love these folktales as these are fun to read and easy to understand. Panchatantra tales are timeless and universal in application. Panchatantra books are vital to every child’s learning even today. Panchatantra books are a must for every kid’s library.
Jataka stories are popular folktales of previous lives of Buddha in both human and animal form. Every story sets an example of the impact of deeds and misdeeds, helping kids learn the essential values of life at an early age. Jataka tales central theme revolves around being virtuous, understanding friendship and relations, choosing the right path, being truthful, and more. Hitopadesha is a collection of Sanskrit fables, which are several centuries old. Quite similar, yet distinct from Hitopadesha, Panchatantra stories are retold from the 4 books titled How to gain a friend, how to lose a friend, War and Peace.