Let’s Read Together: A Whale of a Wish

I was sent a copy of ‘A Whale of A Wish’ for the purposes of review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.

A Whale of A Wish - Muslim MummyA Whale of a Wish
Author: Razana Noor
Illustrator: Rahima Begum
Publisher : Pure Heart Press
Recommended Age: 4+

The story of Prophet Yunus (pbuh) is well known and loved by children. The idea of a whale swallowing a man and the man surviving brings a sense of awe into even the youngest of children.

This book tells this story but in a slightly more unique way. It is told in the view point of the whale.

You get to learn about the whale and the fact that he wants to ‘make Allah proud..’ and so he leaves home to look for ways of helping others in need. Eventually coming across Prophet Yunus (pbuh).

A whale of a wish book

We enjoyed reading this. The simple but colourful illustrations were pleasing to look at and Bee loved the whale. But what I particularly liked about the way the story is told is that it is written in fun rhyming text. It makes the story telling light hearted and Bee enjoyed the rhythm of the words when read aloud to her.

I can see this turning into one of Bee’s favourites.

Reading A Whale of A Wish

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15 Comments

  1. February 8, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I absolutely loved the concept. Seeing things in whale’s perspective should be fun for kids. Moms could have great time reading this for kids!
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  2. February 8, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Salaam,
    Nice review. I am always in search of good islamic stories for my little ones. I think I must look into this book.I am first time here, I guess there are more reviews on children’s books. I must go through those too.
    Thank you.

    • February 8, 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Ws, if you check the Lets Read together menu then all Islamic Book Reviews are there πŸ™‚

  3. Ashfa Salam
    February 8, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Sounds lovely πŸ™‚

  4. February 8, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    I love the illustrations in this book, it’s perfect for kids. πŸ™‚

  5. myda
    February 10, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    MAsahAllah great work by RAZANA NOOR,
    thanks for sharing.

    Eat Healthy Stay Healthy πŸ™‚

    Myda Tahir

  6. February 10, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    What a novel idea, to make a story from the view of the whale! I’d never have thought of it, mA. Sounds like a delightful book, I would love to read this with my children.

  7. February 11, 2016 / 1:44 am

    This is awesome masha’Allah. I’ll definitely buy it my son insha’Allah

  8. February 11, 2016 / 7:33 am

    How creative – to tell the tale from the whale’s perspective!

  9. February 11, 2016 / 8:01 am

    This seems really interesting! Concept is attractive dear sis. Thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

  10. Amina Edota
    February 14, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    This is one book not to be missed. I love the illustrations already just looking at the few you showed in the post.

    Just imagine acting out the whale scenes to your little one; eye popping!!!

  11. February 16, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Very intersting concept. Catches one’s attention instantly. I beleive kids around the globe will love this book.

  12. February 17, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    I’d say I am so interested to read this myself after knowing that it is a story based on the point of the whale.

    Love the idea, the illustration and the story.

    Looks like Bee enjoyed it too Alhamdulillah

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