I’m learning about Eid-Ul-Fitr is a really dry book. It is written as fiction, but it is more educational, than entertaining in nature. Siblings Farah and Faisal are fasting, then celebrating Eid. The story is told about them, but not really from their perspective. They are just secondary vehicles to convey the main components of Ramadan and Eid. The language is choppy and unimaginative. My guess is that the story was translated from another language as grammatically it is awkward to read. A few examples: “Maria’s parents belonged to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia” and later, “Everyone was in his best clothes.” The illustrations are adequate, with the exception of the pictures of a couple of Mosques from Delhi, Lahore, Kuala Lumpur, and Samarqand, which are quite nice. Overall the book is sufficient. If it is the only book your children have access to, there is nothing wrong with it, there are just a lot better, more engaging picture books, fiction and nonfiction, about Ramadan and Eid out there.
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