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Sunday 8 October 2017

Book Review: Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers

About the book:

(Sourced from Goodreads)
Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers is about the importance of finding your own individual path regardless of the pressures to conform to a straightforward, mainstream route through life. Follow young Sayni as she seeks to find her passion in life by searching for pieces to build her life's compass. Every child's compass must be made very precisely, and each one is unique. As each compass develops, its child can follow theirs and find their way to a life of fulfilment and purpose. Sayni faces confusion when the opportunity arises to settle for a ready-made compass from a factory. Will she grasp the opportunity to own a completed compass, or continue in her struggle to build her very own? One thing's certain: the Windowjet people will have something to say!

Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: FriesenPress (April 19, 2016)
Language: English

About the Author:

(Sourced from Goodreads)
I grew up in a small city called Guelph, and have loved drawing, writing, and above both, making stories my whole life.
Check out my children's book Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers that I self-published in 2016. 
I also update a webcomic weekly on Mondays, check it out here:

in Guelph, Canada 


My Review

The reason I love reading Children's books is that the words they contain are the ones that kids acquaint themselves with, at a formative stage. So it is immensely intriguing to me to see what the books are talking to them about. This book is a greatly satisfying read from that perspective. It takes a fundamental lesson of life, simplifies it to its very core, breaks it down into a fragment of fiction and presents it in a very understandable form: you need to get lost to find yourself. 
Getting lost is so underrated in the literary narrative, and to bring it to the fore in a piece of children's literature is especially a feat. 
Another very pleasing part of the story is the metaphor that the compass becomes by the end of it: it is your life. You build it from your own memories, friendships and love for each other. These things together, in a concoction guide you through the ups and downs of your life. So profound, yet so simple. 

What helps the story of the book is the illustrations. The author is a talented illustrator- there is absolutely no doubt about that: the colors lend an aura to the story, which is in tandem with the theme and the ambiance created hence. Again, the hues and illustrations are comforting. 

A great piece of children's literature that should definitely occupy more shelves! 
I would definitely yearn for a sequel to this. 

Here is a short clip on the making of Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers. 

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