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81DoDsGDOKL.jpgAuthor – Neha Singh, Mukesh Chhabra

Illustrator – Sonal Gupta Vaswani

Rating – 5/5 stars

Number of Pages – 155

Publisher – Red Turtle

Have you seen a watermelon God? What when you find a green big watermelon running on a road? Do you know what is that special gift Lalita get from that German tourist who came to see their village festival? Read to get all the answers and meet the wonderful kids of Moongphali and go on a funny and adventures journey with them. I am sure you never had such an experience before.

This is one of the best reads so far I have read in children’s book. It is truly amazing. The stories are refreshing and entertaining and the illustrations are hypnotizing. The added perk of this book is a DIY at the end of each story for your kid to learn to make a craft while reading. A combo of reading and learning and making self-taught things with own hands.

The stories from Mukesh Chhabra carries a message with them like The Hundred Rupee Note is a story of a boy who stole a hundred rupee, but when he reached to the market to spend that hundred rupees he understands how tough it was for his parents to run a house of five people. The stories from Neha Singh is unique in its content and composition like Lalita’s Gift is a story of a small girl Lalita and a gift given to her by a tourist German woman.

Relish your childhood with the stories of Moongphali with your kids, craft dolls, piggy banks and other beautiful things with easy to follow DIY steps given at the end of the stories. There are only a few books written as such. This is a must have book. An enriching and heart-warming experience.


Neha Singh loves creating stories, using books, theatre and film as different mediums to tell her stories. She has authored two picture books for children – The Wednesday Bazaar and Bela Missed her Train. Neha roams the country as a theatre actor, playwright and director, and uses her travelling adventures to create new stories for children.

Mukesh Chhabra is a leading casting director in the Indian film Industry. He has won several awards for his work and is a member of the Casting Association of America (C.S.A.). He has a special penchant for casting for children’s films like Chillar Party, Nil Batte Sannata, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal.

Sonal Gupta Vaswani is an artist, illustrator and an animator. She also conducts storytelling sessions for children and adults. Besides this, she designs products for children, paints and blogs at thematchboxgirlbysonal.blogspot.in

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‘I received a copy from Publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’