May 082022
Review: Help! My Aai Wants To Eat Me
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Title: Help! My Aai Wants To Eat Me

Author: Bijal Vachharajani

Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan

Publisher: Puffin

Type: Paperback

Pages: 104

Age group: 7 – 9 years

This book catches your attention right from the name and its cover! And when you start reading the story you just can’t put it down.

Help! My Aai wants to eat me by Bijal Vachharajani and illustrated by Priya Kuriyan is a book that every mother can relate to, yes because we all have wanted to gobble up our little ones! I just had a yummy one for my breakfast 😁.

Usually at our house, every new book that comes is first read by Divit (my 9yo) and then we get a chance to read that. But for this I had clearly told him and Adu, that watch out, don’t trigger the cannibalistic mom in me. We have to read this together. Lol!

So we read this together and of course to enjoy the book Divit has to read it by himself (his words) so he read it at leisure again! Here is what he liked about the book….


There is no greater joy than reading a good book on a summer afternoon. And this one is really very funny! So anyway, without any further ado, this is the review:

Avi, a 7 year old boy of the Class II-B has this very annoying habit of seeing the pros and cons of things. He also maintains a mental diary. His mental diary burst when he saw a video about a bear eating its second born cub. AND HE IS THE 2ND BORN! Rings a bell? He has been observing his mom. He feels she really wants to eat him! She has followed all the signs a parent shows when they want to eat their child. She said he is cute enough to eat and has been discussing this with his aunts. He actually thinks at this point that there’s a cannibalism gang in the neighbourhood!

But the last straw for Avi was when his Aai got sick. His science teacher had said that bears eat their kids for nutrition when they are sick or the cub is sick! So Avi decides to be brave once he realised he needs to do this for his mom who has always loved him. Can you guess what he does? (my favourite part a.k.a why I like it so MUCCHHHH!).

He marinates himself. Crazy right?! But he is actually a marinated Avi ready to present himself to his mom for her to get better! He loves his mom. But it turns out parents don’t mean it literally when they say they will eat you! What a relief it was for him.

In conclusion, I loved the book because of the funny language and the things Avi does. And also because now I know my mom never can eat me! Haha!

Don’t miss out on this fun read and enjoy the belly bursting laugh riot!

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