The islamic month of Ramadan is beginning over the weekend and so I bought ‘Under the Ramadan Moon’ by Sylvia Whitman to get my almost 4 year old daughter to learn about the month.
Although the book was helpful in terms of talking about the moon sighting to begin and end the month.. it didn’t mention the celebration of eid at the end of the month again by sighting the
The book is a little repetitive by saying ‘under the Ramadan moon’ over and over again… it does get a bit stretched for the reader ( the one who reads to the child ) though the child loves the repetition. All for the love of ‘Moon’.
My little girl loves the moon so yes she grabs it just to know about the moon and tries to look for it in the sky while I read to her.
The depiction of the traditions of eating early morning and then at dusk is a plus along with various activities of praying together, doing charity and spending time hanging with each other late in the evenings. It’s cozy and togetherness time for the family is a big positive as far as bonding is concerned. The illustrations are soft, blue which makes the book visually appealing.
In totality, it makes for a good read to introduce the month of Ramadan to the kids.
Moina is an enthusiastic mom to two pretty girls. Apart from blogging, she loves to cook, travel, write, paint and contribute to her environment in whatever way possible. Originally from Mumbai, Moina now lives in Chennai with her family.