Ayesha Marfani is a children’s book writer. Her new book ‘I Am Full Truth, I Am Half Truth, I Am All Lie’ was something I was looking forward to reading. This book was a treat to read; like all her previous books.
This book is the third I have read from Ayesha, and like each of her book, I savored it while it lasted.
It is a story about three cousins whose parents choose a life of seclusion because they are very peculiar looking. In order to further avoid socialization, they lie with all sorts of excuses they can think of. This is something their children pick up and learn from them. They eventually learn to lie and make excuses out of every situation they want. As the boys grow, they long to socialize and become friends with other boys of their age. Since they were always in seclusion, they are very odd in socializing and hence, stand out from the crowd due to their peculiarity. In order to fit in, they start lying.
To my interest, the story also has a boy whose parents are always truthful. The boy learns to speak truth too, like his parents, but their full truths become painful for those around them as they would speak the truth without caring for anyone’s feelings.
The thing I love most about Ayesha’s work is the way she picks up so many important lessons not only for children, but for parents also. Her books are something everyone can learn from. With Ayesha’s books, not only your children learns a lot, but you as a parent learn a valuable lesson each time. This book not only talks about how lying in front of our children teaches them to lie, but also that being truthful without taking care of anyone’s feelings is the other extreme.
Ayesha Marfani raises two very important topics in this book. First of all, it is very common that sometimes we parents resort to making excuses in front of children, without realizing that we are teaching them to lie. Second important lesson is the outcome of what we expose our child to. In the daily grind, we often forget how our children’s minds are like clean slates, waiting to be written on. They are keen observers and they follow our example. So it’s very important that we not only tell them about doing good, but also to be an example to them showing how it’s done.
The book illustrations are done very nicely, leaving room for a child’s imagination to kick in. The colors are vivid and have a creative-inducing effect.
At the end of each book is an activity section that is primarily for children and is aimed at helping the child internalize lessons from the book in a better way.
All in all, a must have for your child’s book shelf. This is a book I will highly recommend for children and parents alike!
Happy Reading! 🙂
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