Miss Muglee goes to Mumbai
Illustrator:Sirajul Khan and Sheetal Shah
age group:5+ yrs
Number of pages:40
Publisher:Vakils Feffer and Simons
Themes:reptiles loneliness friendship Mumbai
Genre:picture book, animal fantasy
Reviewed by Rama Bishnoi
A delightul story of Miss Muglee, a lonely crocodile and her loyal friend Faisal, the frog.
The story tracks her search for friends and happiness in the big city of Mumbai. Will she? Won't she? The reader is taken on a roller coaster ride of adventure and hope.
The nonsensical refrain, "Yippee yippee yippee yoh, Yezookee jimpee jumpee joh," will have kids asking for more!
Somewhat contrived at times, the rhyme nevertheless makes for a sing-song read that will appeal to kids.
Children will love the bright, colourful and eye-catching illustrations.
Well worth the price of Rs.200, especially when you realise that the sales proceeds will go to the Akanksha foundation and be used to educate underprivileged children.