Swapna Mirashi's : Adventures in Moneypur
Just imagine communicating core concepts of financial management and accounting to kids and that too in a way that is interesting and absorbing. Swapna Mirashi has picked up the gauntlet and gone about her task with a rare panache. And the best part is that she has succeeded and how!
Adventures in Moneypur is the rollicking tale of Honey, a twelve year old kid and Money, his bachha rupee. In this delightful book you will also meet Account, the tiny ‘bookboy’, Infley Shun the rupee demon, Buyingitis the bug that triggers off buying mania, Want-A-More, the monster dog, Moneypur monsters such as GiantGreed, Egrow and Confurmus, and of course Guru Future Rishi, the seer and sage par excellence.
The interaction between the two main characters with their tongue-in-cheek repartees and the mutual animosity which later forms a lasting bond, add a unique flavour to the book.
Through this modern fable the writer seeks to unravel the mysteries of financial jargon and as the novel proceeds the young reader will find herself coming to grip with concepts which hitherto were esoteric.
The illustrations by Sunil Pujari are very attractive and he deserves the highest commendation for bringing to life each and every vital character and situation.
The cover design is appealing and like all NavNeet publications the quality of paper and printing is excellent.
My suggestion to every kid, as well as every adult is : ‘Pick up the book and enjoy the ride through Moneypur. This is one trip you will never regret embarking upon!’