Author: Zanib Mian
Age: 8-11 years old
Omar is a kid with a huge imagination. He knows a thing or two about getting through life as a nine year old Muslim in Britain. When Omar’s life is turned upside down, as he moves to a new school and becomes the subject of the class bully’s attention, his imagination goes into overactive mode. He attempts to apply the Islamic teachings his family have equipped him with, to his now very challenging life, with entertaining results!
You can watch the trailer for the book here:
Zanib Mian, The Muslims is pretty unique in that I personally haven’t come across a book about Muslims written in a fun and amusing way, but also tackling some difficult issues.
The book isn’t written in your standard way but in a comic style with a variety of text styles and various comic images.
There are many laugh out moments and things that children can really relate to. My eldest agreed it is funny and as she is a complete bookworm and widely read, she isn’t always easy to impress.
One of my favourites from the book has to be the comparison of a Muslim Woman and a Witch.
I don’t want to reveal too much about the book but I would definitely recommend it for the older children. Muslim Childrens Books have been kind enough to offer my readers a 20% discount on the book if you use my special code on their website: Muslim Children’s Books.