Noor Kids: Children’s Comic Book Review

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I’m excited to review Noor Kids comic books!

Suggested Ages: 3-8 year olds

How to Get the Books: You basically sign up online here at Noor Kids to receive the comic book bundle  in the mail.  Z loves getting mail! I ordered a stash a while ago, when Z was 3 last Eid, and loved the concept of these books.

About the Authors and Backstory: The stories are based for children growing up in North America. 2 brothers Mohammed and Amin Aaser created these comics  for children to be proud of their Muslim identity- these books are now entering over 25,000 homes across 25 countries!

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My thoughts: A nice thing about these books is that they’re light weight around 25 pages, and fit easily in a little backpack. Z had placed these in her backpack when we traveled, and these kept her entertained on the road trip. She left them at her grandparents house so Noor Kids sent me a sample for reviewing, and was happy to see Z was excited to see them again, as was I.

Z’s thoughts: The first thing Z said when she rifled through the pages was, “COLORINGGGG!” – a coloring page keeps them busy. I think she enjoys them more at age 4 than at age 3.

The illustrations are animated and full of expression. I love the way the female characters wear hijab from time to time and the way their animal ears poke out of their hijabs! Z wanted to know why Shireen (the bear) below was sad, and asked over and over again to which I had to explain over and over again!

Favorite Quote:

“Sweet pea, there is no reason to stress at all. Tonight, raise your hands and give Allah (SWT) a call. Everything is possible through Him, no matter how big or small.” – Shireen’s father to Shireen when she still doesn’t catch a fish during a camping vacation.

Nice Perk: At the end of the comic books, they feature an Arabic letter and show how the arabic letter looks written in its three forms – the beginning , middle, end. When teaching Sunday School to preschoolers, I noticed that children often get confused when they see the letter broken up, so the good thing about this page is that children get familiar to seeing the letter in 3 different forms. There are also a few Arabic vocab words so that is nice to introduce a little Arabic on a basic level. Planning on placing Z in a public school for next year, but I like if she reads these, she will still get a little Arabic!

Dua: I loved how this recent edition brought prayer down to a v.young child’s level. The creators of this book, Mohammad and Amin Aaser, have a mother who has cancer and is not feeling well. Please keep her in your prayers. This recent edition (Power of Prayer) was inspired by her.

 

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I enjoyed the duas placed in Noor Kids as well; this was paired with the COLORINGGGG page!photo 4 (17) photo 2 (22) photo 5 (16)

Arabic page above!

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About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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