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The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
The Pigeon is filthy; so filthy that it can’t remember the last time it took a bath. But as you can expect from The Pigeon, he refuses to bathe!
As big fans of The Pigeon, we own all of the books. This is the latest in our collection. Mo Willems is remarkably talented at writing stories with humour both children and adults can appreciate, paired with illustrations that just jump out of the page. We’ve read this book countless times over the past 2 weeks and practically memorised it. There’s even a free printable activity kit over at the Pigeon Presents website to accompany the book.
Goodnight Stories From the Life of Prophet Muhammad SAW
This book is part of our informal seerah studies. I read one story to H every 3 days or so. Sometimes she isn’t interested or doesn’t understand entirely, as this book is slightly out of her age range. My short-term goal is to familiarise her with the beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW and plant the message that he is someone important enough for us to know his life story. Subhan Allah, I can’t be more delighted that books like this one exist now. As a primary school-aged kid, I used to love seerah, but the seerah we learnt in madrasah was extremely brief. I’m actually learning much more through reading this book. The illustrations are wonderful too, and very appropriate. You can view sample pages on the publisher’s (Goodword Books) website. We also read Goodnight Stories from the Quran by the same writer, which has short stories on the prophets mentioned in the Qur’an.
National Geographic Little Kids
We recently bought a subscription and have been enjoying the Sep/Oct issue. This magazine combines NG’s striking pictures with content that’s easy for kids to read and understand. My only gripe with the magazine is the size – it’s too small! I know, it IS designed for a kid to hold. But kids in the target age range can read picture books twice the size with no problems. Other than this, everything else in this issue hit the spot for us. Hopefully the future issues will be just as enjoyable!