Friday, 15 June 2012

Book review: A picnic of poems in Allah’s green garden

A collection of 30 poems to keep the young and ‘young at heart’ entertained for hours, mashAllah. These poems cover a number of topics including: Motherhood, Daily prayer, Baby siblings, Life on a farm, the Animal Kingdom, Bullying, Mosques, Ramadan, Appreciating nature and more. The book comes with an audio CD to sing along to these joyful but educational poems.
Written by Dawud Wharsby
Illustrated by Shireen Adams
Published by Islamic Foundation
A collection of 30 poems to keep the young and ‘young at heart’ entertained for hours, mashAllah.
These poems cover a number of topics including: Motherhood, Daily prayer, Baby siblings, Life on a farm, the Animal Kingdom, Bullying, Mosques, Ramadan, Appreciating nature and more. The book comes with an audio CD to sing along to these joyful but educational poems.
Although it is recommended for ages 5+, I have read the book to my children aged 3 and 4 and Alhamdulillah they enjoy the poems. My son’s (4) favourite is ‘Lorry, cycle and feet’ and my daughter loves ‘My father’s beard’ and my favourite is “Rose” which is quite an inspiring poem for us grown-ups Alhamdulillah.
Just to give you a glimpse of the book, one of the poems is given below. It’s a great book as a Ramadan or Eid gift. Enjoy the poem!
Ramadan is on it’s Way
Ramadan! Ramadan!
Ramadan is on its way!
I’ll fast with my whole family.
Cant’s wait for the first day.
We’ll wake before the sun,
then fast just as Allah has asked.
Ramadan is on it’s way.
Ramadan! Ramadan!
I’ve been waiting oh so long,
for you to come and test me out,
see how I’ve grown so strong.
I’ll show you how kind I am,
to every one I meet.
I’ll fast just as Allah has asked.
There’s no food could be as sweet!