Shubhra Shah's second book Leatherback and the Strange Place is the gateway read to better parenting
Kolkata-based psychotherapist Shubhra Shah has a new book up her sleeve. Her debut book, Leatherback's Big Win, was as much an inspirational narrative for children, as it was a book about parenting. The acclaimed read highlighted the issues of mental health, drug abuse, bullying and was essentially written as a gateway to understanding the relationships between parents and children; it was even appreciated by the former President of the country Pranab Mukherjee. Shah’s second book Leatherback and the Strange Place is set to release this month and will be launched on September 28 at ICCR.
“I have noticed that children don't like being lectured or preached, for that matter even adults don’t. I tell my tale through a tortoise when they read something being told through an animal they are more attentive and they think it's fun,” Shah tells us about her protagonist Leatherback, the turtle. The author who’s a single parent reveals that story-telling has always been her go-to habit, be it with her children, or when she was younger. Shah feels that awareness always begins at home and the best tool for any kind of change are books with messages.
“I have been invited to many schools in Kolkata and Mumbai and have addressed over 20,000 children. Noticing how our society is fast disintegrating, I am trying to plant the seeds of kindness and tolerance in young minds. This time I have written an adventure mystery with many subplots and messages of courage, fighting against a bully, animal entrapment and some other messages which I don't want to mention as it would reveal a lot of the plot,” adds the author.
You can buy Leatherback and the Strange Place on Amazon.