Sheila Dhir’s Why Series captures sensitive conditions powerfully and beautifully through simple visuals and direct lines. Why are You Afraid to Look into my Eyes? and Why Are You Afraid of Asthma? deals with blindness and Asthma, explaining the vulnerabilities that children could face when dealing with these conditions.
Statistics show that 60% of corneal blindness affects children and there is a need to create awareness about it. Asthma which could be genetic or due to allergies is a difficult medical condition. Narrated from the viewpoint of a child coping with the condition, it sensitizes the reader about the issues and ways to deal with it bravely and courageously. Both the narratives speak about the valiant battle that the child fights when facing these conditions.
The author calls for the right understanding, kindness empathy and acceptance. It is a simple guide that gives one the right amount of genuine information.