Friday, July 26, 2013

Review of 'Why Is the Sky Blue?' by Shabana Muhajir

Children's Book

While playing at the beach, two boys begin to wonder why the sky is blue and ask their mother to explain the reason to them. As they are very young, their mother needs to decide how best to explain to her boys. She discusses the phenomenon of the blue sky in a manner that even her six year old can understand. While addressing their initial query, the boys come up with several other related questions, and the mother answers them all with simple facts and drawings. To make it easier and more interesting, she performs a fun experiment with her boys, which shows them why the sky is blue at sunrise and red/orange at sunset.

The book is a must have for all those curious kids who are trying to make sense of the world around them, and for all those parents who want to satisfy their curiosity.

**My thoughts**

This children's book is definitely very informative. It is geared more toward early elementary, as opposed to preschool. Some kindergartners will absorb some of the information as well.I think the real pictures of children will appeal to readers.

The layout reminds me a bit of an early textbook, in that extra bits of information are presented in the middle of the narrative and there is a glossary at the end.

I like how it provides an experiment to try at the end, to help children to better understand the science behind the rainbow. This part will be quite useful to any adults who are working with children on this scientific concept. I also liked the interaction between the boys and their mother.

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Shabana, a Canadian, spent her early years in various countries and now lives with her husband, two sons in Singapore.

She has a Master’s degree in Education from Newfoundland and a Master’s in Business Administration from Windsor, Canada.

She worked for a telecommunication company in Canada and Singapore for thirteen years as a marketing and business development professional. She’s currently working as a Director at a consulting firm, and serving as the Vice President/room parent co-ordinator of the PTA at her sons’ school.

She loves to read both fiction and non-fiction books. Her kids are also avid readers and love performing experiments and finding out how things work. She conducts weekly experiments with them based on their interest and level of understanding.

It was her boys’ curiosity and endless questions that led her to write her first book, Why is the Sky Blue?

She plans to write a series of non-fiction books on thought-provoking and interesting topics for children.

Facebook page is www.shabanamuhajirauthor
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1 comment:

  1. Thank You for reading the book and providing your comments. Appreciate your time and thoughts!