I always try to get a new Ramadan related book each year to add to the collection and this year I decided to get The Gift of Ramadan by Rabiah York Lumbard and illustrated by Laura K. Horton.
Sophia loves helping Momma and Grandma decorate the house and eating special foods, like her dad’s pancakes, for Ramdan. This year, she wants to fast for the first time. But not eating from sunup to sundown is harder than she thought! How else can Sophia celebrate this special month?
I think many parents can relate to their young children wanting to fast but not yet being ready, especially with the long days in the spring/summer months in the UK. This book is ideal to read with your children (or them reading it alone) as it shows Sophia wanting to fast but realising she can’t. But she doesn’t have to get upset as her grandma helps her realise that there are other ways to celebrate during Ramadan.
A colourfully illustrated book which is simple but sweet. A perfect read along with your child to talk about Ramadan and the essence of Ramadan.
The Author’s note at the end of the book is also useful as it gives some basic information about Ramadan to help those who may not know what Ramadan is about.
Watch my IGTV for a glimpse into the book.
For more Ramadan related books you may be interested in reading my post: Ramadan and Eid related books for children.
If you would like to purchase The Gift of Ramadan then it is available from Amazon (affiliate link) and other online Islamic book shops.