Chatsworth couple launch ‘Little Big 5’ book

Husband and wife, Dillon and Prinola Kandayi Murugan display their recently launched book.

In an effort to improve critical thinking in children by using friendly characters in a story, a Chatsworth couple decided to launch the ‘Little Big 5’ book. According to Dillon Murugan (26) and his wife, Prinola (25), the target market for the book are children in the foundation phase and intermediate phase (six-years-old and above).

“Children are exposed to scenarios of morality, values and decision making that would develop their minds in a fun and imaginative way,” they said in an interview with the Rising Sun.

The bubbly couple added, “We have five main characters which are animals that represent the big five, Bruce the Buffalo, Gaby the elephant, Randy the rhino, Lena the leopard and Sunny the lion.” The book is interactive where there are two scenarios that help children think critically and make decisions. One scenario is to learn a skill and the other scenario is of morality and values.

They are both teachers who aim to develop critical thinking among children from a young age. Being exposed to the education field, they are able to identify the needs of children through their experiences.

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They have identified that children in the education system lack the skills to approach a problem with the use of critical thinking which is something that would be beneficial when transitioning from a child to a young adult.

It took them a month to develop the characters and write the book. “We drew inspiration from the children whom we teach. We enjoyed writing this book as it allowed us to be creative and teach in a fun way. We plan on writing more books in the future,” they explained.

Murugan and his wife added that they have always had a passion for writing and writing this story encouraged them to complete the publishing process.

The couple has always been interested in helping people be inspired and do what they love, so they started with children. From this, they want to inspire and encourage others to develop a sense of ambition and purpose by motivational speaking and writing more books.

They both have backgrounds that were previously disadvantaged and they want to help people by providing encouragement. For more information about the book, contact Prinola on 082-848-7327 or Dillon on 063-775-5221.

Nikita Chiniah

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