Pritvik Sinhadc


Seven-year-old dinosaur expert launches book

Proving that age is but a number, Pritvik Sinhadc has become an author and dinosaur expert at the ripe old age of seven.
By ArtsHub
Published on June 28, 2012

Seven-year-old Pritvik Sinhadc can not only tell the difference between a Suchomimus and a Spinosaurus, but he’s also got an acute understanding of the business world, having already concocted a plan to write two more books about dinosaurs after the resounding success of his first published work, “When Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth.” “My book is about the different periods and the dinosaurs that lived in them. The periods in my book are Triassic, early-Jurassic, Jurassic, early-Cretaceous and Cretaceous, so five different periods,” Sinhadc, who is currently a Grade 3 student at Dubai British School said. His talent and passion for dinosaurs has impressed his parents and teachers, who are understandably amazed at the young boy’s grasp of such a complex topic. “I was nine months old when I first got interested in dinosaurs. I was interested in dinosaurs because they are very fascinating and they are one of the oldest things on the whole planet,” Sinhadc said. Sinhadc’s mother, Indira, is not entirely sure how her son picked up such a fascination with dinosaurs. “None of us in the family are into any kind of prehistoric creature or animal! It’s completely down to Pritvik,” she said. “He’s been into this, actually, since he was very, very small – from about nine months. He was a very good speaker and developed it very fast. He questioned things which were very out-of-the-box like gravitational pull, how the earth is pulling everything without a string.” Similarly, Sinhadc’s teachers have also been pleasantly astounded by the boy’s talents and have quickly taken it upon themselves to help him to nurture his young fascination. “I have never encountered such enthusiasm for such a complex area of study from a child so young. Pritvik’s interest and understanding of pre-historic creatures is quite staggering… I feel very fortunate to have had the school palaeontologist in class who can pronounce dinosaurs’ names correctly, comment on their eating and behavioural patterns, body systems and periods of existence without the aid of the internet or information book,” Hannah Turner, one of Sinhadc’s teachers, said. The teachers initiative certainly did seem to nurture Sinhadc’s talent and interest in his area of expertise, as it was this teaching experience that was afforded to Sinhadc which led him to realise that he could write a book on his favourite topic. “I also teach Year 5 and 6 students about dinosaurs and they can’t really understand what I say so I thought I can put it in the format of a book so they can understand it better,” he said. His first published work was a colourfully illustrated book of dinosaurs, which used clear and understandable language to convey the traits of various creatures of the prehistoric world. Sinhadc also shows no signs of slowing down, with a second book focusing on the fish-eating dinosaurs already in the works.

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