ABOUT THE BOOKWhen Petu starts cheating, his friends are sure he is headed for a life of crime. They try everything to stop him – hypnosis, a home-baked truth serum, a D-I-Y polygraph… Will they succeed?
- Pushkin and his band of friends are back with another hilarious adventure. Needless to say, Pushkin, aka Petu, eats his way through the story.
- Author Arundhati Venkatesh gets the humour spot on in Cheater Peter, that sweet spot that both children and adults will appreciate and enjoy.
- Each of Petu’s friends have a quirk of their own, making them stand out and certainly adding to the humour quotient.
- Shilpa Ranade has an offbeat artistic style and the illustrations are rather different from those one might find in a children’s book. The holes are mostly unused though, which is a pity.
- Some of the scenarios are quite unrealistic (such as tying a broken rubber band around a brick, climbing a building or carrying a spiked cheesecake to school). Not that the intended readers of this book would care a jot.