I am not a big fan of dogs. To be honest, I am scared of them. But when I read ‘Bonkers’ by Natasha Sharma, illustrated by Deepti Sunder, I think I may start liking dogs :). This book is a part of the ‘hole’ book series by Duckbill Books.
The book is about Armaan and his new dog Bonkers, who is kind of insane. He does stuff like chewing up spectacles, eating up shoes and chewing up everything in sight including socks, laptop bag handles, dupattas and what not. But Bonkers is adorable. A large part of the book actually talks about how it’s not very easy to have a pet because of the kind of training it requires to get them to behave. And with a mind of his own, the adventures of Armaan trying to train Bonkers is hilarious. I sat and laughed a lot when I read the book. I was giggling at many of the incidents described in the book. And the descriptions are so well written, that I could imagine the scene in front of me. There is a whole chapter on deciding Bonkers’ name. That one had me in splits. Hilarious is an understatement. And of course, I loved the ending of the book.
What I liked about the book
1. The way the incidents have been described by the author make you laugh aloud. Really really funny.
2. The fact that it brings forth the kind of troubles people with pets take to get them to behave. It’s not preachy, it’s just matter of factly and totally funny 🙂
3. The illustrations. Deepti Sunder does an amazing job with illustrating the funny parts of the story
4. The ending 🙂
5. The lovely relationship between a pet and an owner which comes forth in the book
Recommended for children above 7 years.
Read a sample of the book here
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Disclaimer: This book was sent to IMC by the author. IMC did not receive any remuneration for this review. All the views expressed in the review are personal views of the reviewer.