WINNER OF THE SCBWI CRYSTAL KITE AWARD 2014 FOR ASIA, MIDDLE EAST.
Armaan's new dog Bonkers is insane: he chews up Armaan's spectacles, eats up his favourite double bounce, super tread shoe and gets him into deep trouble with the school bully, TT. TT in Armaan's own whispered words is the wart on a witch's toe, the slime on a stinky sock, the mush on a mangy mosquito ... Will Armaan's life ever get back to normal, with a dog who is completely bonkers to boot?
Speaking of childhood escapades, a doodle that is bonkers can lead to a book that is bonkers! Take a look at the striking resemblance between a Bonkers doodle created by the author in college to a Bonkers dog created independently by the illustrator.
Featured on Flipkart, a popular online bookstore in India, in their 'Best Children's Books of the Year 2013' list.
"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.
...There is a whole chapter on deciding Bonker’s name. That one had me in splits. Hilarious in 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 fact 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" - Indian Moms Connect