I was sent a copy of ‘The Sad Stump’ for the purposes of review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Sad Stump
Author: Razana Noor
Illustrator: Rahima Begum
Recommended Age: 4+
Publisher Pure Heart Press
The Sad Stump is an adorable retelling of the miracle of the sobbing date palm mentioned in Ahadith. (Sahih al Bukhari Book 56 Hadith 784)
My regular readers will know that I am a fan of Razana Noor’s books, as they were included in my roundup of the Top 15 Islamic Childrens Books – Our Favourites of 2016. The Sad Stump is also becoming a favourite.
Those familiar with Razana’s books with know that she uses a catchy, rhyming style to share the story. The Sad Stump is the same, making it a pleasure to read to the little ones.
The story itself is short, just under 300 words. However this makes it perfect to read as a bedtime story for the little ones, at the same time teaching your child about the lovely story about the stump who got upset.
As usual the book is colourful, which will keep a child’s attention and give them something to talk about.
Even though the story is short, children will learn about the character of our Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). They will learn about his compassion towards the stump that got upset when Friday sermons were moved away from him. It is perfect to have as part of your collection if you are trying to teach your children about Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and also teach them some hadiths. Children will love this story and will surely remember about the sad stump.
In addition to the story, at the end there are some facts at the end about getting a tree planted for yourself in jannah and also some detailed information about the sobbing tree stump in Ahadith.
A lovely addition to our collection of Islamic books.
You can purchase the book from Amazon: The Sad Stump (affiliate link)