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Bilal's Brilliant Bee by Michael Rosen

๐Ÿ“š Bilal's Brilliant Bee ๐Ÿ“š

Author: Michael Rosen

Illustrator: Tony Ross

Publisher: Andersen Press UK

Age: 7-9

Islamic Content: Muslim Characters

Concerns: None


Bilal is confused when he takes his weekly school tests. All pages get super squiggly, wiggly and figgly. When befriends a Bumble Bee who knows everything, he helps Bilal even with the hard questions. Since Bilal suddenly knows so many answers to random questions, his Nanu suggests that he enter a TV Game show to win the best prizes.


This early read chapter book is a comical story that features a boy and his grandmother. The book has black and white doodles throughout. It is a humorous take on nervousness and anxiety while taking school tests. Bilal's Nanu is such a lovable character. She loves and supports him throughout his mission. There are no Islamic or cultural elements in this book other than name of the protagonist and the hijabi Nanu sketched throughout. The Bee that knows it all is the funny and helps Bilal learn an important lesson. The book is easy and fun read, definitely worth a read to borrow from the library.


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