ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Farida Mirza
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-940485-8
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Category: Picture Book

A Squirrel in Trouble

Synopsis:

Sipi the squirrel is so impressed with her older brother, Tipu that she does whatever he does.  When Tipu burps, Sipi burps and when he drops something, Sipi does too!  It gets to a point where she begins to irritate Tipu.  Sipi’s mother agrees with Tipu and gently tells Sipi that she must find things she likes to do.  Sipi is unhappy but decides to do something about it.  She thinks hard how she can ‘do her own thing’.  After some unsuccessful attempts, Sipi finds success!  She makes a friend and together they scamper, hop, nibble juicy berries and have loads of fun. She is one happy little squirrel and Tipu is impressed.

A story that helps children individuate.
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Children, I believe, are highly dependent on adults for their wellbeing especially during the early years of their lives.  We, as adults, must support children in every way possible for as long as they need support.  Children’s stories and poems are a wonderful way of entertaining children and providing them with relevant tools to help them face issues related to growing up.







Sipi the squirrel is so impressed with her older brother, Tipu that she does whatever he does.  When Tipu burps, Sipi burps and when he drops something, Sipi does too!  It gets to a point where she begins to irritate Tipu.  Sipi’s mother agrees with Tipu and gently tells Sipi that she must find things she likes to do.  Sipi is unhappy but decides to do something about it.  She thinks hard how she can ‘do her own thing’.  After some unsuccessful attempts, Sipi finds success!  She makes a friend and together they scamper, hop, nibble juicy berries and have loads of fun. She is one happy little squirrel and Tipu is impressed.

A story that helps children individuate.

I have taught English and Psychology and have worked as a technical writer.  Currently I am devoting my time to writing for children.  My goal is to write stories and poems that will entertain children while raising awareness in them of concepts and values that are universally acknowledged and will help them grow into fulfilled human beings.  Kindness, empathy, points of view, diversity, tolerance, learning differences, and the habit of reading from a young age are some of the topics I cover.  Everything that I have wanted my students, children and grandchildren to be aware of, forms the fabric of my writing.


Stories and poems have played an important role in my own life – they have entertainment and helped me deal with childhood related challenges as well as those I face as an adult. Stories and poems help build character and independence and should validate childhood experiences, the joys as well as the challenges.  Children's literature empowers children.


https://www.fmirza.com/contact/

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fmirza@fmirza.com

Links  to reviews of some books of mine on Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Zebis-Dream-Farida-Mirza-ebook/dp/B0747B5S9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506635645&sr=8-1&keywords=zebi%27s+dream#customerReviews

https://www.amazon.com/Poems-Empower-Children-Farida-Mirza/dp/1534960333/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506635789&sr=8-1&keywords=poems+that+empower+children#customerReviews
Children, I believe, are highly dependent on adults for their wellbeing especially during the early years of their lives.  We, as adults, must support children in every way possible for as long as they need support.  Children’s stories and poems are a wonderful way of entertaining children and providing them with relevant tools to help them face issues related to growing up.


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