Talk to Me, What Do You See? Beauty and Joy from A-Z
Sandip’s most recent book, “Talk to Me, What Do You See? Beauty and Joy from A – Z” was illustrated by Anika Sandhu and published in March 2021. The story is an alphabet book that showcases positive things to focus on in times of despair and on a daily basis.
Sandip started writing this book three years ago, but ended up finishing it during the Covid-19 pandemic. All around, she heard people express their fear and stresses and Sandip was looking for something uplifting to focus on rather than all the negativity that was in the news. She reflected on what she saw when she went on walks, or what she heard from her friends and family. The original story (from 3 years ago) was tweaked and completed to reflect the current time.
Sandip wanted the images to be engaging, realistic and spark some conversation, so, she reached out to her friend's daughter, Anika Sandhu, an Art History student, in Victoria, to paint the images. Both Sandip and Anika are people who want to see more diversity in all works of art.
Ms. Chievus in the Classroom
“Ms. Chievus in the Classroom” is Sandip’s first picture book. It was illustrated by Ken and Janet Priebe and was published in March 2020. This is a humorous book with cartoon-like images about a class of students that have a difficult time being at school. Some of the events in the book are based on actual scenarios that occurred during Sandip’s early days of teaching. Using some unconventional ways and playfulness, Ms. Chievus attempts to teach Division O-O about mutual respect.