This is the story of a school girl who has to write an essay about her hero – any guesses for who she chooses?!
“For a couple of days the same question continued puzzling Anum; “Who do I aspire to be like?” Then, whilst she was busy helping her mum with chores it suddenly came to her. It now seemed so obvious, and she couldn’t believe it hadn’t come to her earlier. She told her family about her idea and they were all really impressed. but Anum then began having second thoughts…”
A wonderful read aloud with younger children, or for the older ones to devour on their own!
This series is one of the first high quality Islamic children’s books that I came across when looking for good books for my children!
Board back, it is long lasting and durable. The illustrations are bold, bright and cheerful – and the wordings and concepts are simple and meaningful!
There are 6 books in the series, and each show young Muslim girls and boys practising different aspects of their faith in a wide range of places.
Here’s an excerpt from “I Can Eat Anything Anywhere”:
Bismillah! I can eat anything
halal and pure anywhere!
How blessed we are with the food
Allah has provided us everywhere!
I hope your children love them as much as mine did!
The series include:
I Can Make Dua’ Anywhere!
I Can Pray Anywhere!
I Can Read the Qur’an Anywhere!
I Can Say Bismillah Anywhere!
I Can Wear Hijab Anywhere!
I Can Eat Anything Anywhere!
As we are between series, I thought we should do a few more book reviews!
I just received this book and I LOVE it!! Here is the blurb:
“LIttle Isa the Ant loves the playground. But he’s too scared to climb the playground’s great big hill, Mount Mushkil! No matter how hard he tries, he can’t follow his brothers and sisters to the top. This makes him sad. When the mean ants from school laugh at him, he feels worse. Then a wise old any teaches Isa the secret of climbing Mount Mushkil. But can Isa believe hard enough to make it to the top? Will the secret really help Isa?”
This story is inspired by the bravery of Ali ibn Abu Talib, and is one that will actually resonate with both young and old. It was a great reminder to me to use the ‘secret’ in my own life when faced with any trouble, and I will definitely by trying to implement it as well as helping my children learn it too!
I won’t spoil the essence of the book by revealing the ‘secret’, but do check it out! The images are bold and clear, perfect for little ones. And Isa the Ant’s dilemma is one that will have been faced by many children, if not all at some point in their lives.
Check the Twelver Kids website out for an interactive playground and more: http://www.twelverkids.com/
Also available from Taqwa Media: http://www.taqwamedia.com/shop/index.php/taqwa-kids/isa-the-incredible-climbs-mount-mushkil.html
This lovely picture book introduces a tricky concept to children in a simple way.
“Ilyas is a 5-year-old boy with an insatiable appetite for questioning the world around him. Duck is fun-loving and playful yet helps to satisfy Ilyas’s curiosity about the world. In this story, Ilyas wakes up one morning and wants to find Allah! Join these two best friends on an exciting adventure to find Allah and see what they discover. This book will most certainly help both parents and children answer this profound question in a fun and loving way. (Age 3-8 years)”
It is great for classrooms and circle times too – this was one of the books that were read out during Story Time at the recent Children’s Islamic Library event and led to a lot of interaction with the children too!
We all love the Mr Men Series, right? Well, here’s the Islamic version!
These books are very similar in style and size, but the people in Dhikarville are all based on Islamic concepts from Salaam to Shukr! And there are two series… Brother and Little Sister – check out the photos for more info. Just FYI – not all of them are available yet.
P.S. They do merchandise too! Check out their FB page for more info –https://www.facebook.com/TalesFromDhikarville
The first of the series is Brother Salaam: “Take a tour of Dhikarville with Brother Salaam as he introduces all the Brothers to you, whilst teaching you about the importance of saying salaam along the way!”