I heard about Suhasini’s book on Twitter, describing all the things her young son got up to during the lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I understand Blogchatter was instrumental in helping her release the book.
Many, many congratulations, Suhasini! 🙂
Genre: Children’s Books
Age level: 4-11 years
Grade level: K-4
Length: 25 pages
Publication date: July 28, 2020
Format: Kindle e-book
Source: Kindle Unlimited
The stories in this book were endearing and a little heartbreaking at the same time. I say heartbreaking because it feels so cruel to confine a young child at home, especially one who loves to explore and observe everything around him.
I have a young child, too, so I know exactly what a struggle it has been to keep children engaged at home while attending to housework and office work.
Shravanth is an enterprising seven-year-old, who is fascinated by space and its objects and finds different ways to keep himself entertained. Apart from his parents, his grandparents also feature in some stories. They impart wisdom and keep him connected to his roots through stories about history, science, and mythology. His pet dog and best friend, Johnny, also makes a sweet appearance in “Johnny’s anger.”
My favorite stories were “Shrav and Black Hole” and “Buddy or Monster?”
It was amazing to see how Shrav creates a whirlpool at home and compares its action to that of a black hole. I’m going to borrow the idea of using play-doh to recreate the Milky Way galaxy for my own child. Also, Shrav’s grandfather narrates an interesting mention of black holes in the Ramayana.
“Buddy or Monster” addresses a dilemma we all face nowadays–how much screen time is okay? Finding a balance between using technology to learn and entertain is an ever-going battle. Again, Shrav’s grandfather tells him a story about how gadgets are tools and it is up to us to use them wisely.
What I loved most about these stories was that I could relate to the language, the characters, and the events fully. It felt like I was reading about my own family.
Shravanth has a vivid imagination, an inquisitive mind, and a zeal to try out new things. I’m sure you’re going to enjoy reading about his experiments, his thought process, and his adventures!
Book Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds4zCmjnoPQ
International Lockdown has taken a toll on everyone including the Children. Playing with friends and socialising is an integral part of any child’s development. But, with this lockdown, we are removing the simple pleasures of socialising in the life of a child’s life. But the ever-active child and his imaginations can’t be bound by a Lockdown.
This book captures how an ever-active Shravanth tries to spend his time during the lockdown. How he tries to be in touch with his friends and School? This half fiction, half real life incidents borrowed from Shravanth’s life will keep you entertained and will give you a glimpse into a Child’s World.