Inside this beautiful board book toddlers and young children will find out about the month of Ramadan, its meaning, purpose as well as how and why it is celebrated.
Stunning illustrations, full of colour bring the pages to life. The carefully written text is simple, easy to understand and suitable to be read aloud. It also features some facts about Ramadan and common questions children might ask.
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Recommended for ages 2+
"Board books about religious holidays can be tricky if the book attempts to explain too many things. We’ve all seen the ones that just fill their pages with text, without any consideration for the age of the child readers. So a lot of what impressed me about Khan and Lodge’s book here is how well it breaks down its explanations into these succinct, careful sentences.
Take, for example, the two-page spread where the only text apparent reads, “There are some people who do not have to fast.” And rather than launch into a long explanation of those cases, there are four situations that will allow parents to discuss these exceptions with their kids.
This is a book that knows when to lean on its art and when not to. This is also one of those rare board books with backmatter. It’s clearly there for the adults, which is interesting. Oh! And if you aren’t getting this out of the library then guess what? It comes with stickers!! Cool Ramadan stickers. Do you want cool Ramadan stickers? Yeah, you do." - School Library Journal Blog
About the Authors
Sara Khan is a writer, translator, and PhD candidate based in the UK.
Alison Lodge is a children’s illustrator based in North Wales, UK
Format: Hardback, board book
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 16 x 19 x 1.8cm
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