Papa’s Butter Chicken

Author: Monica Saigal

, Illustrator: Abeeha Tariq


ISBN: 9781801046725 Category:

PUBLICATION DATE: October 3 2024 (Not yet published - orders will be dispatched on or around publication date)

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 32 pages

DIMENSIONS: 245 x 280 mm

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A gorgeous picture book celebration of family, community and the dishes that unite as all – with a special foreword from Konnie Huq!

Monica’s Papa is making his famous butter chicken, and Monica can’t wait to help him prepare it! As Monica helps Papa cook, he tells her stories of his childhood in Delhi: how he ate this dish with his father, of love and laughter, family and friendships – all beautiful bonds forged through sharing and built around the dinner table. But when the butter chicken is ready, everyone starts to turn up at the door with their own dish. Monica is suddenly sad. She’s not sure she wants to share her butter chicken, or her Papa! But Papa gently reassures Monica that the love he has for her is the strongest of all.

This warm and inspiring book delivers a heartfelt message about sharing and community in an innovative way, with gorgeous illustrations by Abeeha Tariq. Monica Saigal’s sumptuous story about the special bond between a father and his daughter celebrates Monica’s own Indian heritage and memories of making food with her family. Children who enjoyed Little Glow by Katie Sahota and Harry Woodgate, Hey, Wall by Susan Verde and John Parra, and Welcome to Our Table by Laura Mucha, Ed Smith and Harriet Lynas will love Papa’s Butter Chicken.


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Meet the author

Monica Saigal

Monica Saigal loves telling stories through food, enticing readers on flavourful adventures. With eleven published works, including novels, short stories and cookbooks, she delights in exploring diver…

Meet the illustrator

Abeeha Tariq

Abeeha Tariq is thrilled to be working as a children’s book illustrator, after many years dreaming of it. She adores all things colourful and sparkly – and finds great inspiration in them. When she’s…