My Eid Mubarak Storybook by Omer Naqi is an amazing example of books for children that I want to see more of! The book is a lovely discussion about the Muslim festival of Eid from the unique perspective of children through engaging short stories. I’m excited to review this book and share a contest where you can win free copies of this must-have book. So keep reading!
Eid is a festival celebrated by Muslims around the world. My Eid Mubarak Storybook shares the stories of children from many families celebrating and anticipating the arrival of Eid. Each story covers a unique aspect of the festival such as dressing up in your best clothes, learning how to greet on Eid by saying “Eid Mubarak”, the tradition of giving three hugs, cooking Eid treats, importance of charity and sharing our good fortune with others, visiting family and friends, sighting the Eid Moon, putting on Henna etc.
Each story provides many opportunities to engage the children in the story, ask questions and discuss the main theme. My children are aged 6 and 2 and both found the book extremely interesting. I felt I could customize the book according to their respective ages by discussing the importance of sharing and charity with my daughter (age 6), while doing the hugs count down with my son (age 2) and practicing saying “Bismillah” and “Eid Mubarak”. Children from age 2 to 12 would find this book interesting and best suited to their curious needs.
The book is written in English covering Muslim traditions from around the world. However it does not go into deep details, leaving room for every family to customize according to their unique traditions.
The book has equal representation of male and female characters and there are children from various age groups and family compositions. It would be easy for children to relate to the book as they hear familiar names in Muslim families such as Emaan, Qasim, Aaminah, Ibrahim etc. The illustrations beautifully show the multicultural representation of Eid around the world.
My Eid Mubarak Storybook would be a beautiful edition to any Muslim child’s book collection or any one who is curious to learn about Eid. This is also an ideal book to read to a group of children if you have been invited to talk about Eid at your child’s school.
Check out our video review here:
Since this is such an amazing book, I’m super excited to share a contest to win 4 copies of this book!
We are giving away one physical copy of Omer Naqi’s book “My Eid Mubarak Story” (shipped anywhere in the world!) and 3 E-books to be downloaded for free!
Do the following actions to get an entry. Increase your chances by doing them all!
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The winners will be chosen via a random draw of all the entries and announced on June 12, 2017 (just in time for Eid).
Update: The winners have been announced and you can read all about them here.
How to buy My Eid Mubarak Storybook
Paperback In pakistan:
You can buy the book from the Liberty Books store in Lahore or Karachi or ask them to deliver anywhere in Pakistan!
Paperback on amazon:
Follow this link to order the paperback
Paperback on barnes and noble:
Follow this link to order the paperback for My Eid Mubarak Storybook.
Indigo in Canada:
Follow this link to get the paperback and ebook in Canada.
PaperBack, ebook or Audiobook:
To get directly from the publisher, follow this link
iBook on Applestore:
To download from iTunes use this link
eBook on GooglePlay:
Here’s the link for all android users
About the author:
Learn more about Omer Naqi, a proud father of three lovely girls, a banker by profession and a truly talented children’s author on his website www.omernaqi.com
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Omer Naqi, however the opinion is entirely my own!