The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

A warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their individuality, and shows how no-one should ever have to shrink themselves down to fit in.​

Available in libraries and bookstores from 18 August, 2021

New Book

The boy who tried to shrink his name

I attended my first CYA conference in 2019, following advice from members of my writing group, Write Links. I’d only recently started writing and I wasn’t sure if I was ready to attend a writing conference… but I am so glad I did!

Fun Facts about

Sandhya Parappukkaran

  • I love mangoes – green ones! Dipped in salt and chilli powder.
  • My first language – Malayalam. This word is a pallindrome!
  • Sandhya (Sun – dh-ya [h is silent, dh is a soft d sound not a sharp d, ya as in yahoo!]) means dusk. Parappukkaran is pronounced Para-pu:-ka:-ren.
  • I visit the library once a week.
  • Galahs are my favourite bird. You can see them around Brisbane.

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