Book Title – Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef
Author – Vibha Batra
Illustrator – Shamika Chaves
Genre – Realistic Fiction
Publisher – Scholastic
Recommended Age – 7+ years
During the lockdown, all of us might have learnt one or the other new skill. For many people, this ‘new skill’ was baking. Personally, I had a great time in the kitchen baking and I learnt many new things during the process. And if you are someone like me, then you will find this book very relatable. The book mentions several fancy and popular desserts, and I started recognizing all the names. It felt like an accomplishment, and if you love reading, you might even re-read this book.
The protagonist of this delightful tale is Pinkoo Shergill who aspires to become a pastry chef and as you read on, you will realize that he is truly a talented chef. The funny part of the story is that he is always accompanied by his cousin Tutu who irritates Pinkoo all the time. The character of Tutu sprinkles humor in the narration throughout and the love of true friendship is beautifully depicted in the story. The other key characters of the book include Pinkoo’s caring family, his friend Manu, and his enemy and friend Nimrat. They have all been created just like the people we all know and see around us.
The other appealing aspect of this book is the cute illustrations. Kudos to the illustrator who has wonderfully complemented the vision of the author.
I would definitely recommend “Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef” to all the kids as well as adults. The book is a roller coaster of emotions. It urges us to ask relevant questions about societal stereotypes without getting preachy. It teaches us amazing values. The ending of this book is bound to leave you inspired. Happy reading!
You can purchase a copy of the book from here.
// This book review has been penned by 13-year-old Teertha Ch from Hyderabad as we celebrate the work of Vibha Batra who has been chosen as the Featured Author of July 2021 at Beyond the Box //