“Tales From The Treasure Chest” by Ayesha Marfani is a collection of enchanting stories from childhood. This book will not only take you back into the magic of being young, but it will prove to be a wonderful book for your children to read. Here is my review of this charming book.
Tales From The Treasure Chest has a number of short stories, each with a different message. The lessons in each story is woven into intriguing stories that will fascinate both young and elders alike. The book comes with three stories and one section for children’s’ activity. The activity section is fun to do and is very interactive as it makes children think about the lessons they learn from the stories and then apply their logic to the questions in this section.
Three stories in this book are:
- Exhortation Valley
- Small Feet, Big Shoes
- Being Human is Being Everything
The Exhortation Valley tells a tale about two sisters, one beautiful and the other plain. Both have inherent qualities but they want more from life, disregarding what they already have. This is a story of how they come to realize that they should be content with what they have, without falling prey to the thinking of ‘more and more’. This is such an important lesson to teach our children, especially when today all we see around ourselves is a constant race to have ‘more and more’.
Small Feet, Big Shoes is an interesting story of an annual game children play in summers. This time, they want to make it memorable. The game turns into an important lesson when both children and adults decide to swap their roles. This way, children realize how adults work tirelessly for them, and adults also realize where they get too hard on their children. It is a win-win situation for everyone with lots of lessons learnt!
Being Human Is Being Everything is a reminder that whatever we achieve in life will always be outweighed by the need to being a human first. Each and everyone of us have great dreams about our life, but we must always take into account the consequences of the choices we make. What a beautiful lesson to inculcate in our children!
I love how Ayesha has narrated each story with a charm the reader cannot deny! It is important to make stories fascinating enough to keep the young readers interested. As an adult, I equally enjoyed reading the stories as well as reviewing them. The book illustrations add to the feeling of a dream-like childhood; they show the whole scenario nicely but smartly leave some details to the creativity of the children’s mind to ponder.
I will highly recommend this book to parents of young children. My favorite part in the whole composition of this book is the activity section. I hope that children and their parents, alike, will enjoy this book like I have!
Happy Reading! 🙂
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