This book celebrates moms over 43 pages, but focuses on the little things that make moms different and ultimately the same. Told from a little girl’s perspective as she sees other moms and daughters and wonders if her mom’s hijab makes her different. Some moms have spiky hair or curly hair, she notices some have black hair others blonde. Ultimately she realizes it isn’t the outside appearance that make a mom special.
The sparse text and sweet illustrations on the 9×9 pages makes the book perfect for toddlers and up; particularly as kids start to notice that people look different, and that not everyone wears a scarf.
The book starts with the asking of the question and then details some little things that moms and daughters do while looking different. They drop the girls off at school, they play hopscotch, go to the grocery store, read stories at the library, and laugh.
All moms she concludes are different in some ways, and the same in others. She then articulates that her mom is perfect and she wants to be like her when she grows up.
The book doesn’t specify why her mom wears a hijab and it is always called a scarf. The book is for Muslim and non Muslim children alike and is a great book to enjoy at bedtime or in small groups.