Title: The Road to Mumbai
By: Ruth Jeyaveeran
Good For: Kids ages 4-8
The Skinny: A young girl named Shoba, with the help of her monkey Fuzzy Patel, takes a magical journey to Mumbai in order to attend a monkey wedding, meeting an eclectic assortment of well-wishers along the way.
The Pros: Gorgeous illustrations, an engaging plot, Fuzzy’s adorable snobbery
The Cons: May seem a bit long if your kids are very young, but otherwise a very nice read.
The Bottom Line: This is a sweet story about what can happen when you have faith in the kindness of strangers. Be warned, if your kids are anything like mine, they will want you to read The Road to Mumbai again and again!
Photo credit: Original photo
I came across this book title during one of my meanderings around cyberspace, and thought:
1) What a clever title!
2) I thought I was the only one!
It follows the very intrepid and entirely relatable journey undertaken by author Rachel Bertsche, who has set a lofty goal for herself: go on 52 friend dates, one per week, for a year in hopes of finding her new BFF.