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.
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#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I love reading and writing. Writing has always been part of my career in one way or another. I’ve just started writing for children, and I’m enjoying it tremendously. I’ll have to see where this takes me.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
I have written for adults before; never written for children though. I don’t think it’s easy to grab children’s attention and retain it so that they grasp the logic behind things. I found it challenging to write in a manner that’s easy to understand, thought-provoking, and interesting without losing the real meaning behind concepts.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My family and friends reviewed my book and provided me with their feedback. It helped me in improving the book based on their comments. Their response and encouragement also helped me with my occasional moments of anxiety and personal doubts.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I am planning on writing a series of non-fiction books for children. I will start working on my next book soon. The ideas are there. I just have to start working on them.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I usually read books by Danielle Steele, Jackie Collins, Jo Nesbo, John Grisham, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, Robert Ludlum, Sidney Sheldon, and a few other authors. I also read non-fiction books, especially when recommended by friends. You’ll find me happiest when I am reading, writing or performing experiments with my kids. Currently, I am reading a children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Reading children’s books gives me the opportunity to discuss them with my kids; understand their thought process and depth of understanding.
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“Why is the sky blue?” is a book for young readers who want to explore the world and understand the mysteries behind it. The book is fun and interesting to read!
This or That?
#1 - iPad or Mp3? I am a multitasker so iPad for me.
#2 - Chocolate or Vanilla? My one son loves chocolate and the other vanilla. I love both!
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Depends on what I’m eating. French Fries with burgers and mashed potatoes with steaks.
#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy with my kids and drama when alone.
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Danielle Steel. Never read Nicolas Sparks. May be I should.
#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy with a bit of Reality thrown in from time to time.
#7 – Call or Text? Depends on the situation.
#8 – Public School or
Public School unless home schooling is necessary. Home School
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Coffee. Hot chocolate when I was expecting.
#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback. My husband downloads eBooks for me.
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.
twitter page is @shabanamuhajir
webpage is www.shabanamuhajir.com
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