Children's books

BOOK REVIEW: Cross Connection, The Big Circus Adventure by Jugal Hansraj.

Paperback: 163 pages
Reading level: 6 – 16 years
Publisher: Rupa Publications India (20 December 2017)



Chunky the Funky monkey and Bhole Ram the Brave are among the performing animals of The Great Indian Circus. The owner, Mr. Gulshan, is a lovely person and treats all the animals like his children. Bhole Ram is a shy and gentle elephant. He is always ready to help others. He is so deeply in love with Savitri, a beautiful and equally gentle elephant. When Savitri is around Bhole’s heart skips a beat, but he is scared to talk about his feelings.

Chunky is the polar opposite. He keeps pulling pranks on all the other animals in the circus. He tries to turn them against each other. Jenny, who is Chunky’s best friend tries to reason with him, but Chunky is never serious. He doesn’t even understand Jenny’s feelings.

Things take a turn when Chunky and Bhole’s bodies get switched in a freak accident and they are forced to live each other’s lives. A cosmic cross connection that leads to complete confusion all around. When their friends’ lives are in danger will they set aside their differences and work together to save the circus?


I really liked all the characters in the book. There is definitely something to learn from each one of them. Mr. Gulshan teaches us to see the goodness in every individual. Friendship, teamwork, standing together during difficult times are some of the values kids will learn from this story. The writing is simple and easy to comprehend. Kids will love reading it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There is a beautiful message in this book. I don’t have anything negative to say about this. It will be fun to read along with your kids.

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

To buy this book, click here.

**I got a copy from Rupa Publications India in exchange of an honest and unbiased review**

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