Mona's Scrapbook Adventure by Nouha Deliou
📚 Mona's Scrapbook Adventure 📚
Author: Nouha Deliou
Illustrator: Kadhima Tung
Islamic Content: Muslim Characters
Mona's older sister is getting married and she will move away. Mona is making memories while she is involved with family wedding preparations.
SubhanAllah, Muslims are so diverse and I love books that I come across that showcase a culture that is neglected in Muslim kids literature. This book is the first I have read that explicitly represents the Algerian culture. It introduces the reader to a few gems from the Algerian culture and their wedding traditions: henna party, zaghreet, traditional dishes, traditional clothing, all through a story that displays an adorable sisterly love. I really appreciate the detailed illustrations of the different types of Algerian dresses and their headwear. I wasn't particularly fond of the facial expressions on the characters in the illustrations. It is something about the eyes, but that is a personal take. As we all know, books serve as a mirror and/or window for the readers. It is important for our kids to read about the variety of cultures that make up our Muslim ummah. This book is a good pick for your diverse shelves.