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There is no right or wrong but multiple possibilities

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Taking that approach to the Young Readers’ Club has brought out so many beautiful voices in the group. They have begun to realise thanks to wonderful books that they too can think of many possibilities and above all, their voices matter.

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When you think you are wrong yet you end up being right

Here is a book that I haven’t read myself. However, I am reasonably sure that this would be a great book to read. How do I know that? Ten year old Anvi was so excited to share this book with the rest of us for Activity of the Month. We all worked hard at guessing what the story is. If you haven’t read it yourself, give it a try. It’s a lot of fun guessing.have liked a post, made comments and more.

This is a book that taught us that an idea that we think is not likely because it might sound crazy to others, might actually be the perfect idea based on which the author has written the book.

At first the very obvious aspects of the cover made us believe that the story must be something about the man in the picture wondering why the sea water is salty. That guess sent soft groans across the group as they probably thought that this is a science text book. But, Anvi was beaming when she announced that we were wrong.

The rest of us sat upright in our seats. There was more to the cover than what we could see. “Maybe he drank the sea water which at first seemed fine but the second time, it tasted salty.” “Maybe there was some magic involved.” and many more guesses did the rounds until…”Maybe someone added salt to the water… But that sounds likes a crazy idea! I am taking back my idea,” said Naresh looking disappointed that he could not come up with an idea that met his standards of being clever.

“He is really close!” cried Anvi. There was a moment of silence. “He is…?” asked rest of us. She then briefly told us the tale of the family that had a magic fan that granted what ever they asked for. The sentence from the book that confirmed that Naresh’s out of the box guess was really close is “ Keshav and Leela went to the corner of the ship and waved the fan. ‘Give us salt’ they said. Immediately sacks of salt started falling from the sky.” Book review here

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