The nostalgic cast has reassembled recently, and now have an Eid title available. Whether you grew up with Mr. Men and Little Miss or have never heard of them before, this book covers the basics of an Eid day celebration with (familiar) characters such as: Mr Greedy, Mr Bump, Miss Splendid, Mr Funny, Little Miss Scatterbrain and more. The characters’ friend Aleena is fasting for Ramadan, the colorful crew help her to plan, and finally they all join in for the celebration. The 32 pages are silly and random at best, but with a little discussion to help bridge the British to American English (if needed) ages three and up will enjoy the funny characters, seeing Aleena in hijab, and relating to the activities mentioned. I love that generosity and forgiveness are included in the messaging, but was really irritated that a musical band is how they celebrate Eid night, and that Eid is compared to Christmas with gift giving. The book is not written by a Muslim, so perhaps I should be forgiving about the Christian holiday comparison, but why write a book about Muslim joy, if you won’t let the Islamic holiday be enough on its own? Thank you to Shifa @Muslimmommyblog for gifting me this after making fun of me for being old!
Mr Greedy’s friend Aleena is fasting, and Mr Greedy breaks his fast nearly every hour so he is helping her. Little Miss Inventor is out with her telescope and sees the moon, it is time for Eid.
The days before Eid had been spent cleaning and decorating with the help of Mr Rush and Mr Bump. They weren’t very helpful.
Ramadan is also a time of generosity. The football club receives donation, but what will they do with Mr Silly’s grandfather clock donation.
Aleena puts mehndi on and is smart enough to not let Little Miss Naughty help, Little Miss Scatterbrain was not so wise.
They all get dressed up, they give each other gifts, and share a meal. They then all settle arguments and forgive each other.
Finally, they head to an Eid fair in town and eat treats while they watch a music show. The book concludes with some factual information about Ramadan, Eid, and Zakat.
Title is available on Amazon.