A Bucket of Blessings

A beautiful myth from India comes to life in this enchanting, New York Times bestselling book.

A beautiful myth from India comes to life in this enchanting, New York Times bestselling picture book.

Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. The village well and pond are dry. Monkey and his friends look everywhere for water, but they have no luck. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. So he sets out to see if the story is true…

This little-known legend, told with dramatic rhythm and illustrated with the colors and textures of India, is sure to delight and inspire



“Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal, in their A Bucket of Blessings, have managed to inform the readership exquisitely of a thousand truths in just about a few hundred words. The reader is shown that it is a blessing to be a blessing. The authors deftly show the reader that when one’s intent is to help another, people whose names they will never know and faces they will never see, will benefit. This is a wonderful children’s story which adults will find delightful to read.”

--Maya Angelou

“A charming tale that encourages us to recognize our blessings and inspires us to find beauty in serving others.”

--Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States

“This book will remind the youngest readers about the power of hope and how just one person can make a big difference.”

--Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

“I was captivated by this story, and millions of children will be too.”

--Gucharan Das, columnist for the Times of India and author of India Unbound

“A simple, moving story with beautiful illustrations, A Bucket of Blessings will bring joy to children and parents alike. It embodies a positive message in a delightful way and is charmingly told. A classic in the making.”

--Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India

“Children are the most vulnerable to unsafe water. This story helps them learn the importance of bringing water to a village, and how water can be a spring of happiness and delight.”

--Scott Harrison, CEO of charity: water

A Bucket of Blessings is a delightfully illustrated book which describes for children the benefits of “giving back” to their communities and the world. It is a wonderful book to enjoy reading with children and grandchildren.”

--Jeanne Shaheen, US Senator