Bookasura #2: Koobandhee
by Arundhati Venkatesh
category: children, fiction, adventure
Koobandhee talks about a boy named Bala who loves reading. Unfortunately, his books are terrorized by his book-eating sister. The summer holidays start and Bala is shipped off to Melagam with his sister to live with their grandparents. Bala feels that things can’t get any worse but they do when he meets the monster Koobandhee. She eats and barfs books. She also farts a lot. She blames Bala for her problems as he had destroyed her descendant, Bookasura. This had caused all the future generations to develop problems. Bala is very scared of her. Unfortunately, she lives right next to his grandparent’s house. One day while visiting Navneet Uncle he leaves his books in Koobandhee’s cave! How will Bala survive his summer? Most importantly how will he rescue his books before Mrs. Shashee, his librarian finds out? This book was very funny. The plot was very simple and nice. The illustrations were funny too. I decided to read it because I had read the first book in the series. Since, I liked the first book I decided to read the second book too. It was a very funny story. My favourite character was Meera, the younger sister of Bala. She was so cute. It was a nice experience reading this book.
[this is included in our January 2018 edition of eGranth, our monthly books newsletter]
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