Dubai’s 7-year-old dinosaur expert to launch book

Teaches youngsters, topped primary section on World Maths Day
By Sneha May Francis, Emirates News
Published on June 19, 2012
pritvik-emirates-news
Pritvik Sinhadc pronounced words correctly at the age of one

He’s a tiny, little man, who rambles on about dinosaurs like an expert and mouths real tongue-twister names with aplomb, leaving his audience

spellbound. At seven years, you would imagine him to talk sports, video games or latest gizmos, but dinosaurs are what makes Pritvik Sinhadc’s world go round.

“I’m fascinated about dinosaurs because they were very big, and smart. In fact they are the smartest animals ever to walk on earth. And they did live a long life and were very fast,” he explains.

He has, in fact, written a 60-page book, titled ‘When Dinosaurs roamed the Earth’, which will be officially launched at Magrudy’s this Thursday evening, to document these incredible achievements.

And, that’s not all.

Pritvik, a student of Dubai British School, even doubles up as teacher for Year5 and 6 students, after his expert opinion was sought to tackle the school’s new module on dinosaurs.

The book, his mom Indira elaborates, was conceived by Pritvik after he felt his students were unable to grasp much during his lectures.

He took a year to complete the book, in which he explores “Triassic, or when the first dinosaurs started, then the early-Jurassic, Jurassic, early-Cretaceous and Cretaceous. That’s five different periods”.

His obsession, which dates back to when he was as little as a year old, did unnerve his parents, with his mother trying various tactics to ensure he did “normal things” that other kids his age would do.

“It started with reptiles, snakes, crocodiles and komodo, and it graduated to the prehistoric world. Then, there was no stopping him. Initially we thought it wasn’t unusual, but soon he started getting so engrossed in dinosaurs that he didn’t do anything else,” recalls Indira.

“If you hear a one-year-old pronouncing these words correctly, with no baby tongue, it’s bound to worry any parent. And, his teachers would always complain that he never paid attention in class, even though his grades were exceptional.”

Pritvik was shifted from Dubai American Academy to Dubai British School following complaints from his teachers, but it wasn’t until his Year 1 assessment that his parents learnt that “he wasn’t autistic but, actually, gifted”.

His academic achievements were plenty, and enunciated this observation. “Pritvik topped the primary section on world maths day. He recently got into the WOW book and he’s the only child who has got into it from this school,” beams his mom.

Walk into his room, which is a sanctuary of dinosaurs, in different shapes, size and colour, and you get sense of how passionate he is about the world of these prehistoric creatures. Even his paintings, that line the wall to his room or decorate coffee mugs, captures the prehistoric time.

Between taking out various dinosaurs from his collection to enlighten me about his favourite dinosaurs – Suchomimus, Allosaurusand Spinosaurus, to showing me images of mutated dinosaurs on the laptop, to educating me about the varied diets, brain sizes and nomenclature, Pritvik is a walking dinosaur encyclopaedia.

And, now that his first book is out, he’s focusing on writing two more. “One book is about Suchomimus and Spinosaurus, and other fish-eating dinosaurs. And, the next is on mutations and it will be 29 pages,” he elucidates.

Pritvik has a massive collection of DVDs and books on the subject, something that his granddad has gifted him, with ‘Jurassic Park’ and BBC documentary ‘When Dinosaurs Roamed America’ topping his favourite list. And, when he grows up he wants to become a palaeontologist and research on dinosaurs and types of fossils.

Apart from dinosaurs, Pritvik has now developed interest for cricket, karate, piano and guitar, much to the relief of his mom, who has to partake in sporadic dino quizzes to delight her son.

Even Pritvik’s friends are fairly tolerant about his obsession, and are eager to spend time with Pritvik but end up playing with a small collection of cars, that’s reserved in his room for those uninterested in dinosaurs.

From dinosaur-themed birthday parties to planning vacations to places that boast of dinosaur relics, Pritvik’s world is fairly deep-rooted in prehistoric times. With all this sudden media focus on her son’s achievement, Indira “constantly reminds him to stay grounded”.

Original story: http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/dubai-s-7-year-old-dinosaur-expert-to-launch-book-2012-06-19-1.463555

Your Comments on 'Dubai’s 7-year-old dinosaur expert to launch book'

  1. Erica Fernandes says:

    That is one smart boy! Is he really just seven? Wish him all the best in all his future endeavours. I’m sure he has a bright future ahead of him.

  2. Mel says:

    He is truly a gifted child. Always encourage him to learn more. We, as parents, must always work towards helping our children live their dream.

Leave a reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

You may also like...

PRITVIK IN THE NEWS

8-YEAR-OLD DINO EXPERT LEAVES ENVIRONMENTALISTS SPELLBOUND

Published on 21.07.12 , in
EEG’s lecture on the impact of radioactive and nuclear waste on marine and land species by Pritvik Sinhadc left the audience of environmentalists, academicians, students and scientists spellbound...
Read more »

'MAN MADE RADIATION MAKES REPAIRING BROKEN GENES HARDER'

Published on 15.09.12 , in
Most genetic damage heals, but the addition of human-made radiation can make it harder for the body to repair broken genes, says Pritvik Sinhadc, the world’s youngest author on paleontology...
Read more »

AUTHOR AND DINOSAUR EXPERT — ALL AT SEVEN

Published on 18.06.12 , in
Pritvik Sinhadc picks up his book and begins talking confidently about his specialist subject: dinosaurs....
Read more »

7-YEAR-OLD'S BOOK ON DINOSAURS OUT

Published on 07.06.12 , in
When Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth is a book written by Pritvik Sinhadc, a 7-year-old boy from Dubai. It is his first publication. In fact, it is the first such book to be written by a seven-year-old in the UAE....
Read more »

EXPERT EN DINOSAURES 7-ANS POUR LANCER LIVRE

Published on 21.06.12 , in
He’s a minuscule, petit homme, qui divague sur des dinosaures comme un expert et les bouches réels tongue-twister les noms avec un aplomb, laissant son auditoire en haleine...
Read more »

8-YEAR-OLD BOY PRESENTS EEG LECTURE

Published on 12.09.13 , in
Young environmentalist talks about harmful effects of radioactive waste...
Read more »

GERMAN PUTS 'DINOSAUR EGG' ON UAE WEBSITE FOR SALE

Published on 27.06.13 , in
Dubai-based eight-year-old dinosaur expert Pritvik Sinhadc doubts whether it’s a dinosaur egg...
Read more »

YOUNG BOY PUTS PRE-HISTORIC PASSION ON PAGES

Published on 30.05.13 , in
A student in Dubai who is an expert on everything to do with dinosaurs and the pre-historic world, has had his first book published at the age of just seven...
Read more »

FAR AHEAD OF HIS TIME

Published on 13.07.12 , in
Kid catches dinosaurs between covers ...
Read more »

9 YEAR OLD GENIUS GIVES LECTURE

Published on 25.11.13 , in
Children’s Day 2013 was celebrated in a special way at Blossom Early Learning Center with a lecture by renowned genius Pritvik Sinhadc...
Read more »

BOY WONDER

Published on 02.08.15 , in
At age 11, Pritvik Sinhadc has already authored a couple of books on prehistoric beings, has a solution to disposing of hazardous radioactive waste...
Read more »

ABOUT PRITVIK

Pritvik Sinhadc was just seven years old when his first book When Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth made him the world’s youngest author on palaeontology. Now at 10, the ‘wonder boy’ as he is popularly known, is all set to once again take the world by storm with his three books — Impact of Radioactive and Nuclear Waste on Marine and Land Species, Walking With Prehistoric Beasts and Rare Dinosaurs — all of which will be in the UAE bookstores soon...
Click here to meet the little genius...

PRITVIK’S BOOKS

When dinosaurs roamed the earth
Pritvik started writing this book at the age of six and published it at seven...
Impact of Radioactive waste on marine and land species
Pritvik started writing this book at the age of seven and finished it at 10. The book will be launched in August...
Walking with prehistoric beasts
Pritvik started writing this book at the age of eight and finished it at 9. He then added and update it...The book will be launched in September...

Connect with Pritvik

FACEBOOK
Google+
Twitter
YouTube

HEADLINES

Pritvik Sinhadc: A gee-whiz talent at nine
Published on 04.12.13 in
Author, environmentalist and science ambassador, Pritvik Sinhadc, discusses limb re-growth, the need to clean up wastewater in the UAE, and the feathery side to dinosaurs....
Read more »
Youthful genius on palaeontology explains the hazards of human caused ionising radiation
Published on 15.09.12 in
Radioactive waste – the source of which is mostly human-made, like nuclear power plants, nuclear testing, wrong disposal of nuclear or radioactive medicines by hospitals and so on — can cause serious impact on marine and land species....
Read more »
Author and dinosaur expert — all at seven
Published on 18.06.12 in
Pritvik Sinhadc picks up his book and begins talking confidently about his specialist subject: dinosaurs.
Read more »
Gifted 7-year-old authors book about dinosaurs
Published on 22.06.12 in
A lot of children have a fascination with dinosaurs, but very few actually sit down to write a book about them – especially before the age of 7.
Read more »
‘Cuando los dinosaurios vagaban por la Tierra’ un libro escrito por un niño de 7 años
Published on 07.06.12 in
De todos es sabida la pasión que sienten los niños por los dinosaurios. La mayoría se conocen todos sus nombres y procedencia. Pero no es tan...
Read more »
A warning on the genetic effects of low dose radiation
Published on 15.09.12 in
Radioactive waste – the source of which is mostly human-made, like nuclear power plants, nuclear testing, wrong disposal of nuclear or radioactive medicines by hospitals and so on — can cause serious impact on marine and land species....
Read more »
"Children's Day" Event, November 20th
Published on 13.11.13 in
The main speaker is Pritvik Sinhadc, a 9 year old genius and the world’s youngest author in paleontology. ....
Read more »
Seven-year-old dinosaur expert launches book
Published on 28.06.12 in
Proving that age is but a number, Pritvik Sinhadc has become an author and dinosaur expert at the ripe old age of seven.....
Read more »
Young boy puts pre-historic passion on pages
Published on 29.05.12 in
A student in Dubai who is an expert on everything to do with dinosaurs and the pre-historic world, has had his first book published at the age of just seven.....
Read more »
Kolkata: Seven-year-old science genius is an author of two books on paleontology
Published on 17.01.13 in
Seven-year-old Pritvik is a science genius. He has already authored two books on paleontology. The Class 4 student from Kolkata has taken the world of science by storm with his book When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth....
Read more »
8-year-old boy presents EEG Lecture
Published on 14.09.12 in
Pritvik Sinhadc who is only eight years old, presented a lecture on the impact of radioactive waste on marine and land species at the Emirates...
Read more »