Is your biology teacher driving you batty? Did the dog eat your homework again? Are you beginning to suspect the boy next door is really an alien? Time to relax and have a good laugh. Dip into these pages and meet the oddest cast of characters ever put together - a savvy witch adviser, a time-travelling great-granduncle, a man who can do a million things while picking his nose, and a king who switched day for night to hilarious consequences. There's even a jungle full of leopards who love to rap, a puddle monster who gets his just reward, and an African witchdoctor's pet bird set loose in a pediatrician's clinic in Chennai! "The Puffin Book of Funny Stories" is a collection of really hilarious stories by some of India's best children's writers: Ruskin Bond, R.K. Narayan, Ranjit Lal, Zai Whitaker, Satyajit Ray, Sukumar Ray, Poile Sengupta and many others. So curl up, warn the neighbours, and get ready for laughter that will bring the house down!