Category: Book Reviews (page 1 of 3)

Book Review – Ayesha Dean: The Istanbul Intrigue

Ayesha Dean: The Istanbul Intrigue
Author – Melati Lum
Publisher – Melby Rose Publishing
Paperback, 105 pages

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As soon as I scanned the blurb I was drawn to the book immediately. The book reminded me of a childhood favourite, Nancy Drew. However, this book is different.

The protagonist is relatable to Muslim girls and teens all over the world. She is strong, fashionable, intelligent, and loves to travel.  Furthermore, Ayesha goes through the similar experiences all Muslim girls go through, including the “random bomb check” at the airport.

This book reminded me of why I love to read.

Melati Lum took me to Turkey and I was able to experience its beauty, mystery and love of kebabs. I was able to join Ayesha and her two friends, Sara and Jess, on their adventure to solve the mystery of the hidden note.

Without giving too much away I recommend this book to all girls aged 10 and up. I can’t wait to read about the next adventure with Ayesha Dean.

About the Author – Melati Lum has a Masters Degree in Public International Law and has worked as a Crown Prosecutor, prosecuting serious criminal offences in the courts. She has previously worked for the United Nations in The Hague in the prosecution of war crimes that occurred in the former Yugoslavia. She lives in Adelaide, Australia with her family. Ayesha Dean- The Istanbul Intrigue is her first book.
Also available on Amazon.
Reviewed by Fathima Adat.

Book Review – Helping the Polonskys

Reviewed by Alaia Akbar, our resident, almost 12-year old reviewer.

 

Helping the Polonskys
Author – Khaleel Muhammad
Publisher – The Islamic Foundation
Paperback, 80 pages

 

There is something to be said about not judging a book by its cover. Quite literally in this case. When I first looked at this book, my initial impression was that I would not find it very interesting because it appeared to target a much younger audience (I’m almost 12). Much to my amazement the book was not only attention stealing but full of valuable lessons; an archive of sorts that I’m certain will prove very useful to its readers. Themes like the importance of companionship, determination and strength, cleverness and many other characteristics our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) portrayed are regularly depicted throughout this enjoyable narrative. The main moral focuses on never giving up and being able to work not only as an individual, but also cooperatively as part of a team. As we are taught and learning every day, especially in the school and Madressah environment, being able to work well in a group is a very important life skill. Although I felt the book had a limited variety of language and descriptive features, it certainly was entertaining and a really good read from which I benefitted a lot. I enjoyed it and will definitely read any other books in this series. I strongly recommend it for any age group, and I am convinced it will be a pleasant surprise.

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Books for young Muslims, reviewed by a Young Muslim!

At READ Little Muslims we’ve enlisted the help of an articulate young lady to review books targeted at her age group. It’s one thing reading reviews written by an adult, but it is always better to hear it from the target audience themselves. Please welcome Alaia Akbar who has started off with four book reviews below.

 

Alaia Akbar is an 11-year old Australian Muslim. She is an avid reader, she writes short stories, and balances her secular education with her memorisation of the Quran. She lives in Brisbane. BOOKS FOR

 

Muslim Teens in Pitfalls and Pranks

This Book was about Muslim immigrant teenagers living in a Western society facing all the challenges that people in a similar situation would usually go through.

The topic about dating portrayed through Ibrahim Karim’s dilemma with a non-muslim blond cheerleader is very relevant for Muslim immigrant adolescents. The message depicted in this particular part of the story is basically that no matter how tempting dating and relationships with the opposite gender might be it is not permitted. You must resist the temptation and realise that simple things for example touching or hugging is not as harmless as you may think. The author cleverly used this message and turned it into an enjoyable educational story, but that was not the only section of the book that stood out.

The problem with anti-muslim attacks on some of the characters is a very important segment of the book. It explains how the people terrorised the Muslims but cunningly it also displays why they did it and how this problem was resolved. Throughout the time this was ocurring the author illustrates how the Muslims were reacting to this problem.

The characters were all individually going through something and all of them were very enjoyable to read about. Personally think that this book was extremely clever with the story line and all the very educational messages portrayed through this book is very useful for any Muslim immigrant of this age. In addition, this book appeals to Muslim adolescents such as myself, and can inspire and help anyone if they are going through similar dilemmas in their lives.

 

The House of Ibn Kathir

This book was about a young boy going to a new boarding school. It starts off with him terrified and extremely shy, then going through many different events and finally going back home confident happy to come back.

One of the many things that were really good about this book is that every single event that occurred always had a moral that anyone could learn from. In addition, this book was filled with quotes from famous Sheikhs and Imams, and knowledge from the holy Quran. For example when Khalid stole the assignments and placed them in the tunnel he was caught and the sheik taught him a valuable lesson which all of us could use.

During the book it subtly showed how a good Muslim brother or sister should act and how they should interact with one and other. The characters were many but the author cleverly introduced them giving the audience enough time to adjust and keep track of all the characters. All of the characters were very different. However, even though each of them had very distinct characters and personalities, all of them got along and were very good friends.

I thought that explaining all the different classes and really introducing the audience to the normal day to day lifestyle that the characters had to go through was very good and it really indulged the reader making them feel like they were there. This allowed them to further understand the book and take in all of the knowledge. This book was very entertaining and educational; many things from this book are applicable to any Muslim who would benefit from it.

 

Lulu and the Very Big Meanies

This book was based on a character named Lulu who was going through a tough time in her life, with her parents wanting to move, two bullies out to get her and something mysterious buzzing in the woods out back. She doesn’t know how she will survive.

I thought this Book was very creative and that the author came up with many interesting dilemma’s that the main character has to go through. A good factor this book contains is that is shows how any normal Muslim girl should act towards anyone especially her parents.

It also has different Surah’s and duas that are included to teach younger people when to say it and what it means.

This book is appropriate for younger children from the ages of 5 to 9 because the morals and messages teach younger children about the Muslim etiquette. The book is an educational, entertaining book and can be very helpful when growing up and going through similar problems that you have to fix. The ending was very feel-good; all the characters in the end had learned their individual lessons and had fixed all the problems together.

 

Lulu and the monkey marriage

This book was the second part off Lulu’s life adventures. Again, many things are happening and Lulu has to use all the help she can get to solve all of these problems. After witnessing a getaway car driver in a bank robbery everyone thinks she is crazy because she saw a monkey in a tuxedo. The fair has also arrived along with two house guests and two weddings which are going to keep her extremely busy. On top of all of that her parents get sick and there is a man following them in a very strange car.

This book starts off with an introduction and a little bit of a reminder about the characters and the book then goes off to start introducing the problems that occur, such as the bank robbery and the two house guests.

The book builds tension for the audience while still keeping it not too bad or scary for the younger readers which was very skilful and much more enjoyable than it would have been if everything to do with the robberies was frightening. The ending tied all the end parts together and personally I found that the audience built up so much tension and it was so exciting that when the ending was revealed. It was very satisfying and gratifying.

 

Written by Alaia Akbar

 

(All the books mentioned above are available on Amazon. For more info on The House of Ibn Kathir, visit their webpage here. For more info on the other three books, visit Muslim Writer’s Publishing. READ Little Muslims)

The Boy and the Owl

 

The Boy and The Owl
Author – Siraaj Mowjood
Illustrator – Aisha Changezi
Publisher – Fons Vitae
Hardcover 24 pages

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 A picture book that helps children better understand the Islamic belief of the attributes of God.

 In this children’s tale, a wise owl explains some of the deeper aspects of the Islamic belief. This story focuses on the part of a poem written by the famous Shaykh Muhammad b. Ja’far al-Kattani that deals with how we can know anything about God. It describes 13 essential attributes, in a way a child can understand: God has speech, power, hearing, sight, will, and knowledge and is attributed with life.”

 

This is a large, beautifully produced picture book, with detailed illustrations that perfectly complement the very introspective nature of the explanations.

Targeted at ages 5-7, the book seeks to describe the fundamental attributes of Allah that children (and adults) need to know. The introduction explains the author’s reasons for writing the book, his sources and his intentions, which is great for parents and teachers who need a quick read-up for clarification.

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Explaining complex concepts to children can be very difficult and can go very wrong if done incorrectly. By using a ‘friendly-looking’ picture book, with a young character they can relate to, and eye-catching illustrations, the author and illustrator have made this into a visual learning tool that is age-appropriate and appealing. Instead of being overwhelmed by the complexities, children will easily be able to understand what is being taught because of the clever use of comparisons and analogies, as well as contrasts.

The illustrations are striking. For a book of this nature, which is so meditative and thoughtful, the illustration needed to match it. And they absolutely do. Each one of the pages draws the reader in – they are wistful and contemplative. Aisha Changezi has also, very cleverly, included a hidden shahada in every one of the pages. See if you can find them!FullSizeRender-3

The book is now available on Fons Vitae and is available for pre-order on Amazon. It is also available on iBooks, with an interesting bonus feature – you can tap on each illustration and see the hidden shahada highlighted, while the rest of the image fades away!

 

 

 

Lailah’s Lunchbox

Author – Reem Faruqi
Illustrator – Lea Lyon
Tilbury House Publishers
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For those of us who have attended majority non-Muslim schools or live in majority non-Muslim countries, a scenario in which we find ourselves having to explain and clarify certain things about why we do what we do as Muslims is all too familiar. As we become older and more confident, it becomes easier to tackle questions and combat stereotypes, but as young children it can often be quite daunting.

Lailah’s Lunchbox makes one such scenario easier and simpler!

Lailah is a young girl who has moved away from her friends in Abu Dhabi and is, for the first time, fasting in Ramadan. No one else at school is, and she is not even sure they know what fasting or Ramadan is all about! Her mum gives her a note to pass on to her teacher, which asks that she be excused from lunch, but naturally, Lailah’s apprehension at how her teacher will react takes over – she does not give the note… and everyone just assumes that she has forgotten her lunch!

As the story continues, Lailah finds a comforting friend in the school librarian… eventually she finds a way to explain herself to both her teacher and classmates.IMG_5534

I’m sure we can all relate to Lailah’s innocence, apprehension, desire to fit in and hesitation at some stage in our lives. Anyone who has ever been in a situation where they have been or done something different will understand what it feels like to be in her position. Aside from just an explanation about fasting and Ramadan, this is also great book to explore differences and how to approach understanding and tolerance.

In short, this is a lovely book! So many lessons and beautiful illustrations.

One thing I have to emphasise, is that this book is a MUST HAVE for your children’s libraries – and by that I mean school and local libraries. Books like these are important to help others understand Muslims, help Muslim children explain themselves, tackle stereotypes and increase awareness. We need to make this happen. Most school and public libraries will have a budget for different types of books and simply suggesting it to your librarian or filling in a suggestion form on a website will go a long way. Or you could simply purchase a copy and donate it in person. Think of it as Sadaqah Jariya.

Simply Google Lailah’s Lunchbox and you will easily be able to find out where to buy it, depending on where you’re located.

For anything more specific, connect with the author on Facebook – Lailah’s Lunchbox  🙂

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Book Review – My Granny

My Granny

Author – Fatimah-Zahra Kennedy
Illustrator – Rahima Begum
Publisher – JBK Books
Paperback 35 pages

 

My Granny is written by 9 (now 10) year old Fatima-Zahra Kennedy based on her own relationship with her very special granny who isn’t Muslim. It is a warm, beautifully written, innocent story that takes you into the very heart of their relationship.

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It is a FANTASTIC effort by a very articulate young woman and (I’m quite sure) her VERY special mum!

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Fatimah-Zahra Kennedy explains to us in expressive detail what she loves about her granny and how special she is. She tells us about her grandad, aunty and cousins and how special they all are to her. The illustrations complement the innocence of the book perfectly and the du’a that is made for Granny at the end can move you to tears.FullSizeRender

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This is a very special book for families with mixed religions as well as all-Muslim families. It highlights the beautiful message of love and kinship and highlights the true essence of peace and tolerance that Islam teaches.

All grannies are incredibly special this book helps us appreciate and value them!

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The book is available for purchase from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

This book review was kindly provided by Sumaira Zaheer, The Muslimah Mommy. A passionate blogger and mum to three young children, her motto is Peace, Positivity, Prayer. She has been a great supporter of Read Little Muslims, from the beginning, and for that I’d like say a huge thank you! You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Book Title: Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colours
Author:Hena Khan
Illustratrator: Mehrdokht Amini

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Book Description:

“Magnificently capturing the colourful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam’s beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent’s lap.”

 

Book Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book with my children, and my children had a great time listening to me read to them! We all were excited over the images, as they were bright and colourful and full of so much detail; in fact, the picture of the dates looked so real!

My 7 year old daughter loved the book the most; she was pleased to see many descriptive words- something she is learning about at school.

This book is an excellent way to introduce the Islamic religion to both young Muslims and non-Muslims who are curious to know more about Islam.

 

Islamic Lessons Mentioned In The Book:

There were many Islamic concepts mentioned on throughout this book, such as praying five times a day while facing Mecca, Allah, the Mosque, and the holy Quran.

The main character also describes the hijab her mom wears and the kufi her grandpa wears, thus referencing the way some Muslims dress.

Ramadan was also mentioned, more specifically the dates eaten during Ramadan, henna during Eid, Eid gifts, and giving Zakat to the poor.

 

To end the book, there is a glossary that goes over the Islamic terms within the book.

 

My favorite part of the book, was the last sentence:

“All of the colourful things we’ve seen make up the world of my faith, my deen.”

How Does Allah Look?

How Does Allah Look? is the second in the series of Children’s first questions, by author and illustrator, Emma Apple.

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Like How Big is Allah? this book tries to explain the complexities of such questions in a way that is age-appropriate and easy to understand.

By using thought provoking questions, comparisons and appealing to their imaginations, Emma Apple helps children to understand the limitations of human imagination and helps them to broaden their thinking in order to try and understand the magnitude of Allah’s creation.

 

 

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Seemingly simple, this book opens up a vast opportunity for parents and children alike to explore and discover new possibilities in terms of learning about Allah’s creation and by doing so, strengthen our faith with the understanding that “No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted with all things” (6:03)

We are enjoying it thoroughly and appreciate the all the help we can get to tackle those tough questions.

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For more information, visit http://emmaapple.com/howdoesallahlook/

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Religious Rhyme Time

Religious Rhyme Time
Author – Elizabeth Lymer
Illustrator – Fatimah Ashaela Moore Ibrahim
Publisher – Mindworks Books
Paperback

 

From the publisher –

Religious Rhyme Time is the first volume of a series of books entitled Early Believers: Abrahamic Children’s Books for Jews, Christians, Muslims and Global Citizens, a collection designed with a vision of facilitating harmony, mutual support, and connection between diverse Abrahamic families and friends.

 Rhymes are a great way to assist learning and the vision of the book to facilitate harmony is admirable and needed.

It is a small collection of rhymes – about 7 in total, which are sung to the tunes of existing and mainstream nursery rhyme tunes. There are also handy YouTube videos that can be used to learn the rhymes if you are not already familiar with the tunes.

Great for people who are familiar with traditional rhymes and want to use those same tunes but change the words. Those not familiar with the tunes may use also their creativity to come up with their own. 🙂

 

The content of the rhymes include creation, belief in one God, Adam, Noah and Moses.

To find out more, please visit Mindworks Publishing.

 

 

Everyone Prays

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Everyone Prays
Author – Alexis York Lumbard
Illustrator – Alireza Sadeghan
Publisher – Wisdom Tales
Hardcover 28 pages

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The title of this book immediately struck me. In this world of war, intolerance and general unease, a book for children that emphasises tolerance, highlights similarities rather than differences and explains rather than preaches, is rare and beautiful.

 

This is one of those large, luxurious, thick, glossy-paged, well-illustrated children’s book that will draw anyone in.

 

Its message is simple. Everyone prays. It might seem self explanatory, but to put this at a child’s level is something special.

 

We all teach our children that prayer is an integral part of being a Muslim, and that might seem simple enough but often it’s difficult to explain different religions and different religious practices.

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By going through most religions, and showing, through illustrations, how they pray, how they prepare for prayer, and that prayer is important no matter who a person is, or what they look like, this book introduces children to different religions and practices and promotes tolerance. By introducing children to the similarities rather than differences, we can only hope to create a world more broad-minded, unprejudiced and understanding.

 

 

 

With beautiful, detailed illustrations and simple to read and understand text, this is a fantastic book! It also includes a handy appendix as well as illustration notes for the older, more inquisitive reader.

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I bought my copy on the Book Depository.

It’s also available on Amazon.

The Magic Words

The Magic Words

Author – Lisha Azad

Illustrator – Azra Momin

Publisher – Greenbird Books

Paperback 18 pages

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The title of this book perked my interest, as did the beautiful cover! As a mum of two young children, I have been through my fair share of bedtime battles and to find a book that will put my children at ease is truly valuable.

The beautiful little girl on the cover and the rest of the soft, expressive illustrations by are striking.

The story is fluid and captivating. Laila’s struggles to sleep are definitely something all children will have experienced and her attempts to count sheep are comical and endearing.

 

Her mother’s gentle explanation is the perfect toThe Magic words 2ne to put the little ones at ease, and the final revelation of the MAGIC WORDS is a fantastic way to get children to memorise one of their first du’as. I love the fact that it doesn’t end there. Laila’s mum explains that as she grows she will learn more about other dua’s given to us by our Prophet SAW and this sets the scene for further learning!

 

 

 

The Magic Words is beautiful bedtime book with just the right amount of story telling and learning in one.

I bought my copy from The Book Depository

Available on Amazon too.

 

 

Islamic Nursery Rhymes

Islamic Nursery Rhymes

Author – Elizabeth Lymer

Illustrator – Fatimah De Vaux Davies

Publisher – Greenbird Books

Paperback – 10 Rhymes

 

Children love rhymes and songs! This book is a collection of rhymes that are intended to be recited using the tunes of traditional nursery rhymes. There are about 10 rhymes in total and each one is marked with the tune of the song its supposed to be sung with. I am not familiar with all the tunes mentioned and so have made up some of my own!

This is good resource for young children, who learn best by repetition. My favourites are Helpful Hannah and The Muslims Round the World.

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For more information go to www.greenbirdbooks.com 

 

The Adventures of the Salamander Book 1

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Slippy and the Sequence of Spontaneous Setbacks
Author and Illustrator- Michael Klaus Schmidt
Paperback 200 pages

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When the author, Michael K. Schmidt, got in touch with me some months back, I was naturally curious about this series of books – this was his description of the book-

The stories cover many important themes including, but not limited to, good behavior, friendship, loyalty, cheese, social justice, giant purple sea-monsters, environmental concerns, time travel and more.

The Adventures of the Salamander is a series of stories written by a Muslim author (me) but intended for a general audience.  So, while the books do not refer to Islam or Muslims directly, I wrote them so that Muslims (and actually people from any faith group) can read them without feeling like they are compromising their values. 

I just had to know more!

The story itself is about a young salamander named Slippy. Slippy’s village is invaded by a group of mean-spirited lizards, who want to force the poor salamanders to bake cupcakes for them.  Slippy escapes to find help, and in the process, finds himself on an epic adventure that takes him to the ends of the earth, and beyond.

This is truly intriguing, adventurous and enthralling read. After wrapping my head around the fact that the main character is a salamander (yes, the amphibious kind) I progressed into the book with no idea of what to expect. Along Slippy the Salamander’s journey, I came to know many other interesting facts and tidbits about the various creatures mentioned, real and otherwise, including terrapins, hedgehogs, trolls and earth-wyrms!

This is great for all ages of children. So many useful bits of information intertwined with loads of adventure, unexpected dramas and twists. There are bright, colourful and detailed illustrations by the author himself, which are accompanied by shorter, large print captions. These tell the story in fewer words and are great for younger children. The more detailed information including footnotes, maps and appendices are perfect for older children and provide some very thought-provoking and often funny insights.

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This book is fantastic for children’s imagination. The fantasy creatures as well as the real, fascinating animals allow them to use their own creativity and vision to understand and put things into perspective. Fantasy and imaginative play are building blocks of children’s intellectual and creative ability and by reading books like these it gives them their own imaginative outlet. What’s remarkable is that this book is the result of a pictorial story that the author himself drew when he was 5 years old. He reproduces it in the book as a handy appendix, which I think is a great motivation for children to get their own creative juices flowing.

This is the first book of three and contains the first four volumes of Slippy’s adventures. Each volume so far has added to the weight of Slippy’s task. He has now dealt with purple monsters, pirates, trolls and more and we will have to wait and see how this will all help him finally free his village from the nasty lizards and establish social justice for all!

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Available on Amazon, Paperback or Kindle. 

 

 

Lulu and the Monkey Marriage

Lulu and the Monkey Marriage
Author: Mac McGooshie
Publisher: Muslim Writers Publishing
Paperback 133 pages
Ages 8+

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After reading all about Laila AKA Lulu’ adventures in the book Lulu and the Very Big Meanies (which I thoroughly enjoyed) I couldn’t help but wonder what the next book had in store for this, very quirky, young girl.

I wasn’t disappointed. Lulu and the Monkey Marriage continues in the same witty style of the first book and takes us into the character’s mind.

In this book she has a LOT going on! Two houseguests, two weddings and the local fair keep her busy. We learn about being good hosts to guests, different wedding customs, and coming to terms with big changes – for herself, her brothers and their family as a whole.

But that’s not all! Lulu and the Monkey Marriage is more about suspense than anything else. You see, amongst all this, Lulu witnesses not one, but two robberies and is the only person in town to have seen the getaway car! The trouble is, what she sees is slightly unbelievable and she has a hard time trying to convince the police. While all this is going on, the fair is in town and Lulu and her father take some time to have some fun, but that brings more trouble… And on the story goes, with one turn after another – it’s one of those books that you just cannot put down, and the end does not disappoint!

I loved how the book had so many different twists and turns, which all melded together with ease. The snippets of Islamic information and vocabulary just slotted in effortlessly and the conclusion was an unpredictable, yet happy one.

I really do wonder what’s in store for Lulu in upcoming books!

Another highly recommended read for ages 8+.

Available on Amazon – Paperback and Kindle

Lulu and the Very Big Meanies

Lulu and the Very Big Meanies
Author: Mac McGooshie
Publisher: Muslim Writers Publishing
Paperback 94 pages
Ages 8+

From the publisher Lulu and the Very Big Meanies is the first book in the new series, Lulubug’s Week in the Life: Meet Laila, AKA Lulu, young Muslimah, drama queen extraordinaire, and big-time fashionista! Lulu can’t cut a break this week! First she finds out that she’s moving to a new school and a new town for the next school year, and it’s not even her fault. Then Veronica B. and Veronica C., the most miserable bullies in the world, hand-pick Lulu for their evil plans. Add to that a very sick kitty and the something buzzing in the woods out back, well, Lulu is just not having a great time of it. Even with the help of her friends and family, can she possibly survive the Week of the Very Big Meanies?


 Laila AKA Lulu is the main character in this very fun, fast-paced, adventurous children’s novel. Just reading the first page of the book draws you in and something about the tone and innocence of Lulu’s explanation of her family makes you want to know more! Told entirely from Lulu’s point of view, this book gets you into the head of this lovable and slightly quirky 9 year old.

Lulu goes through a series of events that may be typical of any 9 year old. She has some issues in school; she faces the prospect of a big change to with her schooling and she wants to explore a mystery that is taking place in the woods behind her house. Through these and other misadventures, we learn about Lulu, her relationships with her parents, brothers and friends, her hilarious takes on life and her soft spot for kittens.

Being Islamic fiction, this book intersperses sound Islamic advice and teachings throughout, in a way that is intermingled well with the overall story. Lulu’s parents’ desire to make sure that they children grow up with a strong Islamic foundation is highlighted throughout and every parent will be able to relate – and hopefully every child that reads this book will be able to see their parent’s perspective more clearly too!

From another perspective though, this book also shows that Muslim families are just the same as any other family and that they go through similar challenges. It accurately portrays life as a Muslim in a majority non-Muslim country. Readers of any faith are able to take a peek into the life of a Muslim family and relate to their experiences.

Lulubug’s personal dictionary at the back of the book is a handy tool, and by far my favourite quote of the book is this…

“Mama says sabr should be one of my personal jihads. I agree in theory but I just don’t have the patience.”

 

Overall, this book is a great, easy read that will keep an 8 -12 year old well entertained. They will come out at the end of it having had a good few laughs and will have definitely learnt something valuable about family, friends and relationships.

 

For more information including where to purchase, please visit Muslim Writer’s Publishing.

For a direct Amazon link, click here.

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