Our son’s name is “Shaarav” which is a Hindu boy’s name meaning “pure and innocent”. His name was chosen for him with very conscious and careful deliberations way before he was even born. I’m sure all parents put in a lot of thought in choosing the perfect name for their kids and, of course, we were no different. But, there’s a very interesting story about choosing the perfect name for Shaarav.
Very early in our pregnancy I asked Mr. Husband to select 5 names of a girl child and 5 names of a boy child and I did the same. While I did an extensive search for the perfect name which not only had to be unique but should also sound good and have a beautiful meaning, Mr. Husband, as usual, wasn’t very diligent in this regard. However, he still came up with 5 names each for a boy and a girl in the nick of time. We were unanimous over the decision that the boy’s name would start with my name’s first letter, that’s S, and the girl’s name would begin with Mr. Husband’s names’s first letter, that’s K. The list of names were then exchanged and we had to strike off 3 names each from each other’s list leaving 2 names each of a girl’s name and a boy’s name. Again, the final set of 4 names each were put to vote among our siblings and the name getting the maximum votes in each category was supposed to be “the chosen name” for our little one. It was interesting and fun, right, the way we involved the family members in choosing the name for our son?
So, just as we chose a special name for our precious child we wanted him too to see and know how special his name was. And so for this very reason, for his 3rd birthday we had ordered a unique personalized colouring storybook for him from “My Name Quest”. Everybody who knows me definitely knows my zeal to add that special personal touch to everything I do making it all the more special and getting this for Shaarav was the best birthday gift I could give to him.
My Name Quest
What’s the story?
“My Name Quest” is a personalized storybook about Shaarav’s exciting adventure trip of finding his name the alphabets of which go missing suddenly one morning.
The Perfect Gift
‘I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!’ is a book about reading with your imagination and not shutting yourself out to new material or allowing for a further insight into the text. This book explores the wonder of reading and all the opportunities it can bring to an individual if they are open to them. Dr. Seuss continues on creating great children books and it shows with it in this book. The Cat in the Hat is present in this book which is another one of his beginner books. Dr. Seuss uses style is present in his use of rhymes and illustrations.
I Can Read with My EYES Shut
What’s the story?
The story follows the cat in the hat and a younger cat. The cat in hat shows the younger one what he will miss if he keeps his eyes shut. Throughout the whole story there is a lot of catchy language used which makes the book interesting to read especially out loud.
What did we like about it?
There is many characteristics that make this a good children book. The use of color and vivid imagery is obvious, but the use of a lesson and humor is what makes it also striking to a younger audience. Its use of diction is also great for a beginner book which isn’t too complicated and help a child get better and more confident at reading.
Written by: Dr. Seuss
Published by: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Book Type: Paperback (Hardcover and Kindle edition also available)
Recommended Age: 2 to 7
Number of pages: 48
What’s there for the child to learn?
We love it especially because the book shows with the help of pictures the importance of reading. I think this is a valuable message which children and even grown-ups can’t hear enough. Further I’m glad that it is funny but not silly.
This post is a part of #BlogchatterA2Z challenge. Keep watching the space for our book recommendation for the alphabet F next and in case you missed our theme reveal for this year’s BlogchatterA2Z challenge you can check it out here. You could also check our book review with alphabet D from yesterday too for another great review and book related activities.
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