In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Mission Mumbai – A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes and Stolen Toilets by Mahtab Narsimhan – Realistic Fiction – 4th grade and up – I’ve never had a book make me really, honestly almost throw up. Seriously. Additionally, I’ve read many deliciously enticing books but this one takes the cake for amazing Indian food descriptions that made me drool. My son and I LOVED reading this book. It was a little more mature than our normal book that we read but I just enjoyed every minute we read together. This is a book that has many poignant moments and additionally moments where you wince as the author brings the character through the worst scenes you can imagine. It was a pretty fantastic read aloud where my son and I both were clamoring for read aloud time to find out what happened next.
“Traffic crawled like a caterpillar on sleep meds.”
“It sounded like a wet squeegee on a windshield.”
“I wrestled my panic into a box and locked it.”
“I forgave them a long time ago. It’s the one thing in life that is in our control.”
Goodreads Summary: “Travel to the colorful and chaotic streets of India from the comfort of your home in this hilarious and heartfelt story about friendship and family.
When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend, Rohit Lal, on a family trip to India, he jumps at the chance to embark on an exciting journey just like their Lord of the Rings heroes, Frodo and Sam. But each boy comes to the trip with a problem: Rohit is desperate to convince his parents not to leave him behind in Mumbai to finish school, and Dylan is desperate to stay in India to prove himself as a photographer and to avoid his parents’ constant fighting. Keeping their struggles to themselves threatens to tear the boys apart. But when disaster strikes, Dylan and Rohit realize they have to set aside their differences to navigate India safely, confront their family issues, and salvage their friendship.”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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