Islamic Scratch Art by Samarah Ali
📚 BOOK REVIEW 📚
Title: Islamic Scratch Art: Around The World
Author: Samarah Ali
Illustrator: Nicola Anderson
Age: 4 and up
Islamic Content: Special landmarks, Salah, Qur'an, Jannah
This is a fun scratch art activity book that highlight some interesting facts about each topic. It includes important Islamic landmarks such as the Ka'ba, Zam Zam well, Masjid Nabawi and Masjid Al Aqsa. Then discusses the Qur'an, Salah and Jannah. The left page is a discussion about the topic and the right side is the scratch art page. It also includes one page of stickers and many activities.
I have to say that this is one of the most unique Islamic activity books I have seen so far. I am quite impressed by the physical quality of this book. I love the fact that it includes some interesting facts about the topic on each page. The topics are displayed in a form of conversation between two cute characters, Alif the hoopoe and Jeem the camel. The text serves as historical introduction to the various landmarks and the other topics. It comes with a wooden pencil to scratch the surface of the pages. My kids have been fighting over this since I've shown it to them, I had to get creative and utilize a toothpick so they can both use it at the same time. My only concern would be the page that discusses Jannah shows a page of candyland while the text adjacent to it states that Jannah is nothing like we have ever seen. Overall, this activity book is so captivating and unique and it is sure to keep your kids busy while directly being tied to Islam.