by Mukesh Chhabra, Neha Singh, Sonal Gupta Vaswani

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4813-1
  2. Pages: 156 pages
  3. Date: August 2017


Nandu wants to go to his school fancy-dress competition dressed as
a king, but his mother makes him wear a foolish-looking watermelon
costume instead.

Dolly and Sunny are leading a happy life as a pair of genius twins, till they
wish for their clones.

All Poonam wants is the perfect pair of blue and white slippers, and she
finds them too, except that they belong to someone else.

Sher and Samandar are best friends till a piece of mysterious rock turns
them into sworn enemies.

Meet these kids and many others like them in this very delightful collection,
Moongphali. Funny, adventurous, smart and mischievous, these are children
from all parts of India. They speak different languages, eat all kinds of food,
live in homes that look totally unlike each other—yet you will find a bit of
yourself in each one of them.

Relish these stories and relive your childhood with your kids.


Mukesh Chhabra is a leading casting director in the Indian film Industry.
He has a special penchant for casting for children’s films and has worked
in Chillar Party, Nil Battey Sannata, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal. When
Mukesh is not busy making films, he can be found reading and writing
children’s stories, eating Punjabi cuisine or playing gully cricket.

Neha Singh loves telling stories, using books, theatre and films as
different mediums. She has authored two picture books for children—The
Wednesday Bazaar and Bela Missed Her Train—published by Karadi Tales.
She also helps children and adults rekindle their imagination through her
drama-based workshops.

Sonal Gupta Vaswani is an artist, illustrator and an animator, based in
Mumbai. She has illustrated several books for children for Fisher Price,
Karadi Tales, UNICEF and Pratham.

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