I was recently sent a copy of Adam, Lost and Found to Review.
This is the second book in the series of ‘Adam’. I must confess I had not heard of these books before. However I am always on the look out for Islamic childrens books so was keen to take a look at it.
In this story Adam goes on a train journey. He loves trains and would love to have a toy train. So when he finds a toy train he wants to keep it; his attitude is ‘finders keepers losers weepers’.
His dad then explains to him that if he did the right thing then Allah (swt) would be pleased with him and give him a good reward, and he if doesn’t do the right thing then one day he will have to answer to Allah (swt).
Adam has to make a decision, and then later discovers his beloved toy plane has gone missing, which he then looks for.
The moral of the story is to do the right thing and it will pay off in the end.
The book is targeted for 2-6 year olds. My daughter is over 6 and she enjoyed reading it. It is teaching morals in a fun way as Adam learns he should return things that do not belong to him.
I like the way that Adam’s dad explains to him what will happen if he does return the item and what will happen if he doesn’t – and then the choice is Adam’s. Through reading the book, children are taught important values and morals without realising it.
And at the end there is no question about whether he did the right thing as he realises that doing the right thing paid off as he finds his toy plane.
The book is a pleasant read with simple illustrations.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the book for review purposes. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.