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 Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal Share A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS



Surishtha Sehgal

Surishtha Sehgal is the New York Times bestselling author of A Bucket of Blessings, The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk, and Festival of Colors (forthcoming). She is the founder of a nonprofit that supports children’s education and promotes social responsibility among students. She serves on the boards of two universities, a children’s non profit and a national arts center. She enjoys reading, swimming, listening to classical music and jazz. She resides with her family in Atlanta.

Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal is the New York Times bestselling author of CoinedWalk in My ShoesJazzocracy, A Bucket of BlessingsThe Wheels on the Tuk Tuk, and Festival of Colors (forthcoming). He is a Grammy winning producer, composer, and musician. He was a vice president at an investment bank and graduated from Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He resides in New York.

A Bucket of Blessings has been turned into a stage performance at the Alliance Theater. 

Based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book “A Bucket of Blessings” by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal.  For more information, visit The Alliance Theatre.


This show is part of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.



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