This adorable 8×8 board book for little Muslims is perfect for toddlers to Kindergarteners. My one year old loves toting it around and looking at the pictures, while my 5 year old likes reading the book independently and lifting the flaps at the end to quiz himself. I’m normally really against liftable flaps in board books, but thus far my little one hasn’t ripped them all off, so I’ll spare y’all my repetitive rant.
The 10 pages of text are perfect to identify the five pillars to the tune of “Row, row, row, your boat” and get little ones familiar with the terms. The illustrations give older kids something to discuss as they show diversity, the pillars in action and are bright, glossy, and engaging.
The publisher’s website seems to have changed, it was preciousbees.com but now seems to be bismillahbees.com and song of the book can be found here: https://youtu.be/F2hHvDFSVz8
I got my copy from Crescent Moon Store and can’t speak highly enough of their great customer service and selection.
The flaps at the end are fairly small which inshaAllah will extend their life.
I’ve reviewed a few song books over the years and often don’t love them, this one however, is awesome! This 30 page hardbound 9×9 book is a great size for toddlers and up, the only thing hard about the book is reading the words and not singing them.
The text is large and easy to read as it dances around the pages. It follows the song exactly, just not the repeating lines.
Each stanza tells a bit about an animal, and the animal answers who created them. The chorus is that Allah is our creator and some attributes.
The back of the book says for ages five and up, and yes some of the vocabulary is a bit advanced, but the general feel and point of the book is appropriate for little ones and the pictures will keep the littles engaged as well.
The bright colorful illustrations are playful and fun. They make the book able to stand alone even by chance you have never heard the song, or had it stuck in your head for days.
The book recently came out and it appears that they have plans to turn other songs of Zain Bhikha’s into books, which inshaAllah will be just as enjoyable and faith reinforcing as this one. Special thanks to http://www.crescentmoonstore.com for their friendly service when I purchased the book. https://crescentmoonstore.com/products/allah-made-everything