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Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

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Kids need to see picture books that represent diverse people, cultures, places, and experiences. Jump Into a book is passionate about this fact so we were delighted to be asked by Mascot Books to take a look at a new diverse picture book that lets reader’s see the world through the eyes of a young boy named Om.

Exploring Malaysia

Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia by Sonny Tannan exposes young readers to a new culture and family situation with a deep hope of inspiring children and their parents to live life with curiosity and enthusiasm for what’s to come and openness to exploring new cultures. Enjoy!
Om is going on an adventure to visit Malaysia! He’s traveling all the way across the world to meet his family for the first time. He’ll go to new places, try new foods, and discover a whole new culture.
He can’t wait to explore, and is excited for you to come along with him! Through the Eyes of Om is all about experiencing life and the world through the unique perspective of a child.
As Fans of 3, each of Om’s observations or shared lessons are presented in threes, as information presented in groups of three is easiest for children to remember.

About The Author

author Sonny Tannan
Sonny Tannan

Sonny Tannan is a proud veteran, award-winning business developer, and passionate philanthropist. After becoming one of LinkedIn’s first video content creators, he began developing a new series called Through the Eyes of Om to depict his young son Om’s unique perspective of the world. Now the first of a planned book series Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia uses the curiosity and insight of their popular LinkedIn series to tell the story of Om’s very first visit to his mother’s home country.

To learn more, visit eyesofom.com and watch their recent interview on Fox Morning News.

Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia

Something To Do

Making a Game of Three

Through the Eyes of Om is all about experiencing life and the world through the unique perspective of a child. As Fans of 3, each of Om’s observations or shared lessons are presented in threes, as information presented in groups of three is easiest for children to remember.

As #Fansof3…the author’s vision is to:

  • Focus
  • Collaborate
  • Inspire

“Our goal is to broaden perspectives by sharing professional & personal life experiences. We firmly believe in the importance of education to grow and explore the world.  By being positive we know that we can make an impact.”

As you read this book, look for the 3s.

  • On page 1, what 3s do you see?
  • On page 15, what three things does Om learn about respecting his elders?
  • On page 17, what 3 foods does Om learn about?
  • On page 19, how many groups of 3 do you see? What are they?

Malaysian Foods:

In the book, Om learns about 3 different Malaysian foods; Roti Canal, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and Satay. TheLondonerInMe has a great recipe for Satay so give it a try!

All About Malaysia

Here are some interesting Malaysia facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.

  • Population: 32 million people (2018)
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur with more than 7 million inhabitants, the administrative capital, however, is Putrajaya with less than 100,000 inhabitants!
  • Name: Malaysia
  • Motto: ‘Unity is Strength’

Learn even more on KidWorldCitizen.com and don’t forget to sign up for her free passport activity for kids!