The Fivetongued Firefanged Folkadotted Dragon Snake
Indrapramit Roy
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Tara Books
snakes mystery imagination humour dragons
humour, fantasy


Arun sees something in a bush. And as usually happens, the mystery thing grows and grows in his imagination and eventually becomes a Fivetongued Firefanged Folkadotted Dragon Snake.

‘There is no such thing,’ say his friends making fun of him, but Arun is sure that he saw something or someone and not only that, the scary beast was following him everywhere he went.

What is this mystery creature? How dangerous is it?

The book is well-designed, has great pacing and crisp language that flows effortlessly. The variation in the font styles, as well as the illustrations, enhance the appeal of the book.

Kids will love this hilarious mystery tale- - a perfect case of 'Making a mountain out of a molehill'- written in Ravishakar’s inimitable style and want to read the book over and over again.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee