I promised some of you a review when I received my collection of Quran Stories which I ordered for my 4 year old daughter. They arrived last week but I have only just managed to have a proper look. With my munchkin being ill she wasn’t in the mood for bedtime stories.
The first one I managed to pick out of the box was called The Prophet Hud (as) and the Storm.
The first page started off with a description of who the Prophet Hud (as) was and went on to say ‘He is buried on a hillock in Hadramawt, where his tomb is still visited, about 90 miles north of Mukalla in Yemen.’
Now I haven’t particularly spoken about death to my 4 year old. Her goldfish died and I said he was sick and she assumed he was at the vets. I let her think that and she soon forgot about it. So explaining someone being buried in a tomb may be slightly tough.
I do personally feel that some of the stories may be complicated for a 4 year old (the gift box does say for 4+). However the wording can be changed and you can omit things like tombs etc if you don’t feel they are suitable for discussing with your child at that young.
When I picked up the first story I thought perhaps I had made a mistake getting the gift box. But then I picked up Life Begins. This is my particular favourite now (so far). This story explains how the world started in basic language suitable for a young child and the pictures and bright vibrant colours on each page will keep a young child’s interest.
The layout of the stories is nice mashAllah. The writer has tried to keep to the point with a few sentences on each page and interesting illustrations throughout the stories.
All in all they are an easy way to help understand the stories of the Quran.