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Bilal's Second Surprise by Sumayyah Hussein


Title: Bilal's Second Surprise

Author: Sumayyah Hussein

Illustrator: Darija Laus

Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf @ruqayas.bookshelf

Age: 5-11

Rating: 10/10 ๐ŸŒŸ


Islamic Content: Muslim Family, mentions wudu and prayer


Concerns: None



Bilal loves towers and skyscrapers. He has been working hard with his last night's LEGO surprise from his parents. He wanted to build his tower masterpiece to show it to them. It was unexpected to see that in his parents' room, he found his Grandma instead. When his dad showed up at the door, things got stranger by the minute. He found his dad brushing his teeth with his comb, making wudu with feet first, praying backwards etc. It was all cleared up when his mom arrived home along with his second surprise: Bilal's new baby sister. ๐ŸŒธ


This funny, creative story will definitely make your little ones giggle. It is so refreshing to read a story that doesn't necessarily deal with heavy topics. Instead, a very natural occurrence is presented in a silly story line that just makes the reader relate in more ways than one. I really love that this story shows that amid all the chaos of every growing family, there will be beautiful moments that will be cherished forever. Normally, kids' books on the topic of new siblings cover the feelings of jealousy beween the kids so I love seeing the different perspective in this story. My kids love this and ask me to reread it often. The illustrations are great. I find the grandma to be so adorable in this story. This book would be great for any Muslim household or Islamic school library.






Nov 30/2019

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