As part of our continuing effort to #supportSGlocal creatives, we are pleased to introduce the first children's book by Shervin. It may not be a newly launched book but we were blown away by the story and the beautiful illustrations. This is a sleeper hit for local children's books and we really do feel that it deserves a place in your home library and it will be a book that your child will read over and over again.
Sometimes the best person to introduce a book is no other than the person who wrote it himself:
From Shervin himself:
I'm a huge Star Wars fan and though I'm not particularly good at Math and Science myself, the universe - its stars, galaxies black holes, planets and other phenomena that boggle the mind - has always fascinated me.
When my first kid was around 5 (he's now 11), he fell in love with Star Wars too. I wanted to show him that reality is just as fascinating as the fictional world. However, I was unable to find any age-appropriate book about planets and space for him at that time. Most were too complex and serious for a 5-year old.
That got me thinking about writing a children's book on the topic, one written in a language that's suitable for young children aged 3 to 7. I focused on stars because stars are something children are already familiar with, so it would be a good starting point (black holes might be a bit too complex).
Stars are not what they seem - some stars aren't even stars at all! - and I thought that would make a great story, which led to Twinkle Twinkle Giant Star, written in rhyme to make it just as enjoyable to read as it is to learn.
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