Disclosure: We received The Most Exciting Eid from Scholastic for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
If you are looking for a fun, heartwarming and colourful book about Eid with a heart warming message this year then The Most Exciting Eid is a box that ticks those boxes. Safa is excited about Eid and can hardly sleep for excitement. While she celebrates Eid she learns an important lesson about sharing.
The Most Exciting Eid shares how Safa celebrates Eid and what she looks forward to. From henna patterns, eid decorations, and presents, there is so much to look forward to. Safa is lucky to get the bike she has always wanted. What we loved about the story was that initially she didn’t want to share her bike, but her mum shows her how Eid is all about sharing. Which leads to the realisation that Eid is all about sharing special moments with the people we love.
To find out more about the book, watch my instagram video on it.
We loved this book and although it is recommended for ages 3-6 years old, Bee still enjoyed reading it too. What I particularly liked is that there is a glossary at the back with some terms explained; so this is also the perfect book to teach others about Eid and what it means.
A lovely gift this Eid and is available from Amazon: The Most Exciting Eid. (affiliate link)
About the Authors
About the author: Zeba Talkhani is the author of My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim feminist
finds herself, which was praised in The Times, Vogue, Stylist Magazine and even by Hillary Clinton.
She was born in Sirsi, South India and currently lives in London with her husband. This is her first
children’s book. You can find her at @ZebaTalk
About the illustrator: Abeeha Tariq is a Pakistani-Irish freelance illustrator, currently based in the
UK. She has been drawing since she could hold a crayon, and in 2020 she was shortlisted for the
FAB Prize in illustration. A teacher by day, Abeeha loves glitter, biryani and all things pop culture.
You can find her at abeehatariq.com and @AbeehaTariqArt