Book Review of The Demon Dosa Dare
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The Children’s Book Review
Written and illustrated by Deven Jatkar
Age: 4-8 | 38 Pages
Publisher: Monkey Mantra (2023) | ISBN-13: 9781455626489
What to Expect: Competition, Indian culture, food, and determination.
From the writer who brought us Bakaasur, The Ice-Cream
Maker Monster, comes another exciting story about Indian culture, food, and mythology.
A trophy awaits anyone who can eat the Raavan Dosa – a dosa so huge it is named after a ten-headed demon. Gattu desperately wants to win the Raavan Dosa challenge, but no kid has ever succeeded before. Even worse – his parents won’t let him try the challenge! Then, Gattu finally gets his chance on his birthday when his parents can’t say “no.” Gattu is determined to get the better of the demonic Dosa, but the Dosa isn’t called demonic for nothing—a mighty struggle with pride, stubbornness, selfishness, lust, delusion, anger, jealousy, greed, regret, and ego looms ahead before he can call the challenge won!
Deven Jatkar’s books are funny, engaging, and rich in cultural knowledge, and The Demon Dosa Dare is no exception. Gattu’s wish to win the eating competition is exaggerated into an exciting epic tale, and readers are sure to empathize with his stubborn determination to win—and the suffering he endures to do so! Clever use of colors and humorous signposting help readers spot the link between the myth and the story. The illustrations are rich with details drawn from real life, and Hindu words and phrases are woven into the narrative—together with translations—for an immersive reading experience.
The Demon Dosa Dare is a rich, witty, and utterly fun dive into Indian culture and mythology.
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About the Author
Born in India, Deven is passionate about presenting the Indian lifestyle and culture to a global audience through his illustrations and storytelling. Deven appreciates the opportunity to showcase the Indian experience through his craft and has multiple such projects on the drawing board that keep him happy and busy!
For more information, visit https://www.monkeymantra.com/.
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