Story Time with Soha Ali Khan
Summary: Stories have the power to transport the reader to a fantastical, magical land, away from the monotony of daily life. Stories enrich a child’s life and unleash vivid imagination. Juggernaut Books brings to you a curated list of children’s stories by the country’s top publishers. We have HarperCollins India, Karadi Tales, Rupa Publishers, Scholastic and more onboard to bring you and your child this experience. In each episode of the Hubhopper Original Story Time with Soha Ali Khan, actress, mom, and writer Soha Ali Khan will read out one story that will leave your child in a whimsical place.
Have you heard of the Telephone Game? In this game, one person whispers something into another’s ear. The second person then repeats the words to the third person. The third passes on the message to the fourth. And the chain continues. By the time the message comes to the last person, it sounds nothing like the original message! This is pretty much what happens in today’s story, called The Rumor, written by Anushka Ravishankar and published by Karadi Tales, and it has vibrant illustrations by Kanyika Kini.
This week’s story will make you fall in love with the carefree days where we have pet names for teachers, and code language only our closest friends understand! Aren’t we all super-creative when it comes to this? Night of The Doberman is a story written by Lavanya Karthik and is part of a book titled Adventure Stories’ Flipped Anthology series, published by HarperCollins. Today, we are going to listen to a short version of this story.
This week, we’re going back to school. But, this is no ordinary school! It’s a school for grasshoppers and ants and centipedes all sorts of tiny insects… umm… people. And they have a peculiar problem at hand. Today’s story is written by Khyrunnisa A, published by Scholastic India in The Lizard of Oz and Other Stories. It’s called - The Great Shoe Problem - let’s begin.
Before Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia, there was Ramayana - a story about a prince and a princess - Lord Rama and Sita - in a forest, with friends with magical powers. One of their friends was Hanuman - the monkey God - who was super strong and could even lift an entire mountain! In today’s story, we bring you the adventures of our favorite monkey, Hanuman! The story, titled Hanuman’s Adventures is an extract from Garuda and the Serpents, published by Juggernaut Books, and written by Arshia Sattar.
Do you believe in ghosts? No? Neither do we! But, we sure love a good ghost story. If you’re spooked out by the supernatural, maybe skip this one. But, if not, then we assure you that you are going to love this story about a young girl in a new home, who finds a strange friend. The Girl In The Garden is an extract from Friendship Stories, published by Scholastic India written by Deepa Agarwal.
Do you believe in ghosts? No? Neither do we! But, we sure love a good ghost story. If you’re spooked out by the supernatural, maybe skip this one. But, if not, then we assure you that you are going to love this story about a young girl in a new home, who finds a strange friend. The Girl In The Garden, is an extract from Friendship Stories, published by Scholastic India written by Deepa Agarwal.
We have countless festivals in India and each one of them is a magical experience in its own way. This week’s story, ‘The Night Before Christmas’ is a celebration of that spirit and the true spirit of India. It has been written by Roopa Pai and is part of a book published by Hachette India called ‘Celebrate Christmas’.
In ‘Uma vs Upma’ written by Meera Ganapathi, Illustrated by Renuka Rajiv and published by Pratham Books, the 9-year-old Uma is stuck in a fight with upma. Like every child in the world, Uma is struggling to accept what she’s being fed for breakfast. Upma is just not good enough! Who wins the fight?
‘The Watermelon God’, written by Neha Singh, is a short story that is part of a collection of stories for kids called Moongphali and published by Rupa. This story is about Nandu who is in class 1 and has a fancy dress competition coming up, but things don’t go as planned.
Powered by Juggernaut Books and hosted by Soha Ali Khan, this Hubhopper Original show aims to revive the lost art of storytelling. Storytime doesn’t have to be restricted to bedtime or hanging out with the grandparents. Tune your child into a story with Soha any time you like - on the car ride to school, during mealtime, or even play date with friends!