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
After my previous post, 7 Life Lessons I Learned From My Kids resonated with a lot of people, I came up with an additional list of life lessons that I wanted to share. Something tells me the list isn’t complete yet!
It seems as though I am constantly telling my kids not to do this, not to climb on that, not to hit each other, not to, not to, fill in the blank.
But every now and then, I stand in amazement when I see them do something pretty badass (and inspirational as well)—things that I’ve considered doing that would change my life for the better.