This is a non fiction picture book that tells a very basic story about Ramadan through Rashad’s young voice, with informative sidebars giving facts and details about Islam, Ramadan, and Eid. Broken into four chapters the book is very concise at just 24 pages, highlighting the key aspects of Ramadan: Where’s the Moon, Thinking About Allah, Thinking About Others, and A Big Celebration.
With an AR level of 2.7 this book is perfect to read along with your child, Muslim or non, letting them read the story, and you adding the information and answering any questions they may have about Ramadan. There is a glossary in the back, as well as a page of “Resource Information” to learn more. It may seem a bit “childish” for some, but it is a great introduction, and/or a good review of the basics for toddlers to third grade.
The pictures are bright and colorful, yet simple enough to not overwhelm the information being conveyed. They definitely make you smile to see the little smiling faces and convey the excitement of the holiday.