Little Batul's Eid Celebration
This Eid Al-Adha book from Tughra Books is about how a Muslim (Turkish-American) family decides to hold a party in their community to make their traditions special, so their children would not feel like the holidays back in Turkey were better (I liked the references to Turkish customs, and would have loved more). I liked that the parents in the book recognize that there are other holidays that kids get excited about seeing their friends celebrate, but that they teach the kids that their own holiday is Eid. This reiterates a sense of identity for a Muslim child reading the book.⠀ ⠀ I also really liked how to the book included helping others, having the children buy toys for the kids at the orphanage, and inviting them for the party. It is important to reinforce to kids that they need to learn to care about others and share in the blessings of Eid with those less fortunate.⠀ ⠀ The front cover of the book is absolutely beautiful, with sparkles that shine and can actually be felt, and the pictures in the book are enjoyable for the kids to look at.⠀ ⠀ My biggest concerns with the book was the length! It was very long and my kids could not handle sitting through reading it in one try. Another issue I had with the book was that some information was, in my opinion, superfluous and not needed for the book’s overall theme. It at times seemed more catered for adults than children, with some complicated words, and some deep emotions were talked about that kids do not really perceive in the adult world around them.⠀ ⠀ I also wish that the book included more about the significance of Eid Al-Adha as opposed to Eid-Ul-Fitr (there was a paragraph talking about Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice, but I would have liked to also see more detail, and more about Hajj as well).⠀ ⠀ Overall, the book is a beautiful addition to our library and full of fun exciting activities for kids to get ready for Eid!⠀ ⠀ Get yours from www.siraj.co
price: 7 usd
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