The Blessed Bananas – A Review

Bismillah,

Blessed Bananas Front Cover

Synopsis: Everyone in the village knows not to come near the cranky, old monkey Rico or his precious bananas. However, after some unwanted encounters, Rico learns a life-changing lesson. Find out how in this heart-warming tale of friendship, kindness and the power of prayer.

Age Range: 4 to 6 years old

Author: Tayyaba Syed is an award-winning author and freelance journalist. Her work
has been featured in numerous publications including NPR, Islamic Horizons, Azizah Magazine, Chicago Crescent, Halal Consumer and Chicago Parent. She also co-authored four chapter books in the popular kids’ series Jannah Jewels. Tayyaba works as the Research Specialist for Daybreak Press and a Curriculum Consultant for Whitestone Foundation’s Author Development Program. She also designs unique plots for Noor Kids educational books as their Creative Developer. You can read more about her at her website.

Illustrator : Melani Putri is an illustrator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. After finishing her visual art education at Bandung Institute of Technology, she has been focusing on children’s book illustration and has won the National Folktale Illustration award in 2016. Her illustration works include children’s books, greeting cards, posters and stationery.
Please visit her website at www.memels.com.

Publisher: Prolance

Thoughts: The Blessed Bananas is a one of a kind Muslim fable with 50 pages. Like all fables, it teaches a morale. If you have a child who doesn’t like sharing, this is perhaps a book you should have because it teaches one to share. The illustrations are also bright and beautiful masha’Allah.

My only criticisms are that I found the book a bit preachy and over the required number of pages for a traditionally published children’s book.

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You can order you at https://www.tayyabasyed.com/bookstore.

~I received a free copy for the purpose of this review.~

Thank you for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

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Book Review – “Mommy Who is Allah?” by Zainab Jones. — Between Sisters, SVP!

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Mommy Who Is Allah? Al-Khaliq (The Creator) – A Review

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Age Range:  3+

Series: Mommy Who Is Allah?

Author: Susan Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and converted to Islam in 1999. She studied the religion in Dubai, UAE, where she opened a bookstore, providing Islamic material in English. Jones is also an ESL instructor and taught English in the UAE and in KSA for almost 15 years. She enjoys writing poetry and informative Interfaith essays. “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” is her first children’s book series and Al-Khaliq (The Creator) is the first book in the series of 6 other books that are intended to inspire love and appreciation for Allah, The Creator.

Illustrator : Vicky Amrullah (He is a guy by the way 😉 )

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

Price : $4.99 for the eBook and $12.99 for the paperback available on Amazon and other outlets

Summary: Book 1 of the “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” series focuses on the attribute of Allah, Al-Khaliq; The Creator. Throughout the story, children will learn that Allah has created all that exists.

Thoughts: AbdulRahman also known as Dahumie is a very sweet and curious boy. He is more attentive than he used to be and that’s normal. In Al-Khaliq (The Creator), Dahumie indulges in his mother’s teachings about Allah. To make it fun and grab more of his attention, Mommy uses imaginary finger cymbals (instruments) to snap her fingers and introduce the creations of Allah; especially the stars.

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Al-Khaliq (The Creator) is a very fun, sweet, and loving book we can use to each one of the attribute of Allah to our young mumeens. Knowing this name of Allah has many rewards masha’Allah, and it’s wonderful that the Author started with this particular attribute to help with the education of young Muslims.

I recommend it to Muslim Moms without any bias ;).

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

 

Picture credit : Google

 

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Little Blue Skater Boy & Imagine by Shoohada Khanom

“My best part in the book. According to Muhammad Ali, ” The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Nusaybah, Struggles with my Nafs

Nusaybah's Musings 💕

Assalamu alaikum warahmatuLlah wabaratuHu 😊

So anyone that knows me, knows how much I love reading books. If a book looks interesting enough (yes, I judge books by their covers sometimes) regardless of genre or even the intended audience, I’d pick up and read.

Can you imagine my happiness getting two books to review? Yay, life! 💃

Alright, BismiLlah 💓

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Two awesome children books by Shoohada Khanom out for the world to enjoy !

Little Blue Skater Boy.

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

Illustrators : Mariana Marangoni and Gillian Tolentino

” When Isa is asked to take biriyani to his Nanni’s house, some one decides to jump out at him and then tag along. A re-telling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ with many twists. ”

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I absolutely LOVED this story. What makes this book different from every other retelling is that it is ISLAMIC.

Need I say more ?

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