Check out three more books for #readyforramadan2019 below please.
1. In Ramadan by Mariam Popal Hama
Summary: Contemplate the experiences and lessons in Ramadan through our animal friends. With 30 different aspects of Ramadan explored. Including the Arabic word for each.
Author & Illustrator: Mariam Popal Hama
Review: In Ramadan is a very artsy children’s book that will help children reflect on thirty basic elements of the nine month of the hijri calendar. Children will learn to link the holy month to the world around—animals and nature— them. The book also uses faceless animals and numbers to achieve this purpose. Finally, In Ramadan will also increase the vocabulary of children and help them focus more on the light and souls of elements around of them.
Thanks to Prolance for the free copy.
Courtesy of the Dallas Public Library…
2. The Jinni on the Roof by Natasha Rafi
Summary: Eight-year-old Raza is too young to fast, but he longs for the delicious parathas the grown-ups eat before dawn. The aroma of the flaky, golden bread tempts him. He cannot wait for the children’s breakfast, but he’ll get into trouble if anyone finds him up this early. Lying in bed, Raza hatches a plan. Will he get away with it? This is a delightful tale about a mischievous boy who learns the true meaning of Ramadan – patience and empathy.
Author: Natasha Rafi
Publisher: Pamir LLC
Review: The Jinni on the Roof is an hilarious story that portrays the level of genius of Raza, and his willingness to help his family during Ramadan. I definitely recommend it.
3. Night of the Moon by Hena Khan
Summary: …this sweet tale follows Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, as she celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, “The Night of the Moon” (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a peek into modern Muslim culture—and into the ancient roots of its most cherished traditions.
Author: Hena Khan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Review: The illustrations are artsy and the story is evocative. Night of the Moon portrays the love relationship between a mother and her daughter during Ramadan. The reader will also learn to marvel at the beauties of the Creation.
Thank you for reading,
~ A Ducktrinor Mom ~