Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

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Pub Date 06 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 29 Dec 2023

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Description

Join Raya and her mama and aba as they enjoy iftar, bake Ramadan cookies, do good deeds around their community and visit the mosque.

Raya is celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr with her family and inviting you along to learn more! It’s a time full of fun activities and celebrations, and a great opportunity to get closer to Allah.

Learn about this special time as Raya makes Ramadan mubarak cards for her friends and has her hands decorated with henna!

And when the month of Ramadan is over, Raya, her mama and aba, aunts, uncles and cousins have a magical Eid celebration, playing games, opening presents and eating delicious food.

This bright and engaging picture book is the perfect way to introduce little ones to Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Author Sara Khan brings the celebrations to life, drawing on her own experiences with her daughter, also named Raya! This book also offers fun activities that parents and children can do together in the lead-up to the celebration, such as making a pop-up card and cookies. A fun fact file and colorful quiz follow the story, giving kids the opportunity to learn more about Allah, worship and the lunar calendar.

Part of the Celebrations & Festivals series, you are invited into a family's celebrations as you explore the magic and excitement of religious festivals around the world.
Join Raya and her mama and aba as they enjoy iftar, bake Ramadan cookies, do good deeds around their community and visit the mosque.

Raya is celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr with her family and ...

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ISBN 9780711287167
PRICE $14.99 (USD)
PAGES 48

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I LOVE THIS!!!
This is one of the best introductory of Ramadan that I've ever read. The art style and color palette are jaw dropping. I like it so much.
The explanation is clear, informative, and factual. It was easy to understand and give the best representation Islam and Ramadan~
Go give it a read for young readers out there to know about Islam more~

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As a Muslim nursery practitioner I always find it difficult to find books that are pretty, factually correct and simple enough for the children to understand and absorb. This book ticks all those boxes.

We follow Raya and her family during the process of ramadan and eid, finding out what is done the Islamic way and what it done personally as friends/family/a community.

The information is correct and I can't wait for it to come out so I can purchase it to read to the children!

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book so much with all the beautiful illustrations, it was so cute and full of important and correct information about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr for kids and even adults.

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In this lovely book, Raya, a little muslim girl, walks the readers through the Ramadhan and Eid celebrations. The book explains how Muslim families spend a typical month of Ramadhan, with a nice emphasis on the values and behaviors that are particularly encouraged during that holy month (generosity, patience, kindness, etc.).

What a beautiful book ! It makes a perfect gift for little children (a much needed reminder for some adults also hmm). This is a carefully crafted book : the concept is brilliant, the writing is good, the illustrations are beautiful and the bonus games are fun and relevant since it's a mix of educational games and fun activities ! Totally recommend !

Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for giving me access to this e-ARC for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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This beautifully illustrated book is an ideal way to educate children about different religious beliefs and practices. I learned a lot reading it myself! Highly recommend if you’re looking to expand your child’s cultural knowledge.

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What a beautifully illustrated book to help children learn more about Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr. As a parent I want my children to have an awareness and understanding of cultures beyond their own. This book will be a wonderful way of helping them to understand the importance of these holidays for those that celebrate. I love the addition of the recipe as well!

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Every year, we have an RE unit on festivals and celebrations and I can already see how I can include this charming book as part of this. The information is clear and I love the narrative being told from the perspective of a young girl experiencing Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. The additional information at the back for those who want to delve a bit deeper is also really useful.
I'm looking forward to sharing this with my class.

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Really lovely little book, a simple read for kids with some extra facts and details at the back

I received an advance copy for free from NetGalley, on the expectation that I would provide an honest review.

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What a joy this book is.

It is so rare to find such a beautifully illustrated book which is easy to children to follow and comprehend whilst giving all of the key facts. Such a lovely representation of Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr, using Raya and her family to explain the process.

Bonus activities at the end are the icing on the cake.

Can't wait for this to be released so that we can get it into the classroom and library. Suitable for EYFS and KS1 children age 3-6.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for sending us this eBook to review. All opinions are our own.

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This is a cute book with illustrations about Ramadan, which is quickly approaching. Aside from that, we now have a better understanding of the traditions and beliefs that exist during fasting and before Eid. As a Muslim, I was overjoyed to discover this book on Netgalley and hopes that it will be read by more young readers

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Meet Raya, a Muslim girl whose parents are from two different cultures but share the joys of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Through words and illustrations we learn that Ramadan is a month of showing mercy, doing good deeds, and fasting during the day for that month. At the end is the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr and there is even a special recipe included. I learned a lot about an important day that I knew little about.
The illustrations by Nadiyah Suyatna are fun, complex, colorful, and delightful.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures, words & pictures via NetGalley. Thank you!

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Thank you Quarto Publishing Group for a copy of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr!

The artwork is amazing and the storyline is easy to follow - perfect for children and adults! A great way to teach children (and adults) about a cultural tradition that they may not be familiar with. This book should be in every classroom and library!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read in exchange for an honest review.

As a teacher I'm always looking for diverse books that I can add to our classroom library. This one was fantastic - from the engaging and colorful illustrations, the gentle way the author shares information about Eid and Ramadan, to the more formal information included at the end. This is a must have for sure!

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Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (Celebrations & Festivals)
by Sara Khan
The clearest description I have read about the Islamic traditions of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr.
The use of traditional family celebrations explained by a child help other children to understand the practices and responsibilities of the followers of the faith. Using the given Arabic terms for the five pillars of Islam was a nice piece.
The pictures were bright and intriguing and could be used not only to explain this other wise mysterious time, but also allowing partitioners to show not only their faith, but their various traditions.

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