Let it Go – Learning the Lesson Of Forgiveness – A Review

‘And ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is Merciful and Affectionate.’ (Surah 11:90)

Forgiveness is such an important character trait but how many of us actually find it easy to forgive? It is so easy to hold onto grudges, not accept apologies and carry the burden of any problems around with you. I know I struggle with forgiving and I want the girls to understand how forgiveness is better than being burdened with anger and resentment. So when I saw this book I had to get it for Bee.

Let it Go tackles the concept of forgiveness and helps children to talk about their feelings.

Let It Go

Authors: Na’ima B Robert and Mufti Menk

Illustrator: Samantha Chaffey


Pages: 32

The story follows a little boy as his day goes from bad to worse. Every little thing that happens is making him angrier as the day goes on, and he doesn’t want to let go. Read the story to find out what happens.

But I don’t want to let it go.

I want to hold on.

My heart feels even heavier.

As time goes on.

What Did We Think?

Myself and Bee loved the book. It is excellent quality (which does matter!) and the message within the book is SO important. The rhyming style in which it is written makes it all the more charming.

The illustrations really stand out and reflect the topic. The little boy is encouraged to let it go but each time he doesn’t want to. The illustration reflects his sadness and anger and is shown by the carrying of a small bag on a stick, which gets bigger as the day goes on, signifying the burden he is carrying – which is impacting him the more he won’t let it go.

Finally he upsets his sister which makes him think and realise that everyone can make mistakes, and that forgiving is not a weakness.

To reinforce the importance of forgiveness some verses and hadith are mentioned at the back of the book. In addition this the children are encouraged to talk about there feelings and there is even a section for them to write down what makes them feel angry, hurt or sad….but also reminding them to talk about things they are grateful for.

Talking about feelings is so important. Many adults struggle and it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. As parents we need to be aware of their feelings and encourage them to discuss what they are feeling. This book helps you start that conversation. Definitely a book to have in your book collection.

If you would like a better look into the book then do watch my IGTV video.

If you are interested in getting the book then this is available via Amazon (affiliate link).

Life isn’t alway easy

Even when you’re small.

You may feel angry, or hurt, or sad

We’re only human, after all.

Mufti Menk

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  • Truly forgiveness does relieve one of heavy burdens. I’m unable to hold grudges for long but it does take some conscious thought process to decide to forgive someone. This looks like a good children’s book to explain the concept of forgiveness. The illustrations are amazing and I agree, the poetic touch in the book makes it more interesting and nice that at the end, he realized how much he is in need of forgiveness too. Awesome that the book has Quranic and Hadis references and a section for kids to express themselves. Looks like a well thought out book
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  • I heard about this book. So glad you did this review. I would like to purchase for my grandson. A great book to teach little ones how to recognise and manage their feelings. Jazkallah Khair

  • I was truly captivated by “Let it Go – Learning the Lesson of Forgiveness.” This book is a masterpiece that skillfully navigates the intricate terrain of forgiveness, offering profound insights and wisdom. The author’s ability to convey the transformative power of letting go is nothing short of remarkable. Each page is a testament to their talent for storytelling and their deep understanding of human emotions. This book has the potential to touch the hearts of many and inspire them to embrace forgiveness as a path to healing and personal growth. It’s an absolute must-read for anyone seeking a brighter, more harmonious future.