Book Review: My First Surahs

“My First Surahs” is a religious children’s book written by Hajar Ashmawey and published by Prolance publishing.

This book consists of seven short surahs i.e. Surah Al- Fatiha, Surah Al- Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq, Surah Al-Naas, Surah Al-Asr, Surah Al-Kafiroon and Surah Al-Sharh with the short lessons that each surah teaches.

It has beautiful art that attracts the children to hold the book and memorize the surahs.

I would totally recommend buying this book for your children as it will be easy for them to memorize some important surahs in this way.

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– Stoori

Book Review: Friends Of A Different Kind

“Friends of a different kind” is a rhyming children’s book written by Nayera Salam and published by Prolance publishing.

The book is about a dog named “Chocolate Chum” who has different kind of animals and human friends. The animals he has befriended belongs to various breeds, species and colors. He consider himself a very lucky dog due to his diverse group of friends.

This book is ideal for teaching the young children the importance of diversity and for eliminating racism.

Furthermore, it has interesting crossword puzzle, fill in the missing letters, word search, coloring activity and match the breed activities at the end which will sharpen the mind of the children.

So, what else a child needs? I would totally recommended buying it for your young ones.

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– Stoori

Book Review: Did Musa ST-ST- Stutter Too?

“Did Musa ST-ST-Stutter too?” is a motivational children’s book written by Keila Kaci and published by Prolance publishing.

This poetry book revolves around a child named Ibrahimi who makes an excuse to hide from school due to his speech problem. Ibrahimi has to present a speech in front of his whole class but, he is afraid to go to school because he thinks all his class fellows will make fun of him while he stutters during the speech.

His mother, being a wise woman, understands the whole situation and starts to tell him how our Nabi Musa (Prophet Moses) stuttered too but, he was given such a high rank by God. Not only this, but people used to follow his commands.

She further explains that Musa was also given physical strength but, he is known for his call to Allah by his speech.

She also teaches him to recite the dua (supplication) that Musa used to pray.

I love how this book conveys a vast message.

1) A wise and well-educated mother (both religiously and wordly) is very important for the good upbringing of children. A child may have a physical or mental disability but, only a good mother can make a successful person out of him/her.

2) Any person , whether a child or an adult, should never make fun of someone’s disability. Instead, they should encourage the person to do better. Children should be advised to be kind and considerate to their class mates.

3) A disability is not a punishment from Allah, it’s a test and blessed is the one who passes this test through patience.

So, you must know by now, how important is this book for your kid’s bookshelf? 😊

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– Stoori

Book Review: Young Sherlock Holmes And John Whiskers

I consider myself lucky that I found this children’s book “Young Sherlock Holmes and John Whiskers” , written by I.Ashmawey and published by Prolance for review.

The story starts with John Whiskers, a stuffed cat who narrates that how young Sherlock Holmes became talk of the town, in fact famous in the whole world!

The family of young Sherlock is about to shift and he is worried that he won’t be able to make new friends due to his shy, strange and weird nature but, John assures him that soon he will win the hearts of other children in the new school.

Young Sherlock, however becomes a laughing stock when his teacher asks him about what he does and he replies with “solving the cases.”

Meanwhile, the teacher notices that the homework sheets of all the students has disappeared, astonishingly…

Young Sherlock decides to take the matter in his own hands with the help of his pet cat.

Will he be able to solve the case and make new friends?
Read the book to find out 🙂

What really attracted me towards this book is the fact that it’s a mystery/detective story.

I was very found of detective stories since childhood and still I’m. I found it exciting that I am going to promote something that will sharpen the minds of little children and teach them how to solve a mystery step by step through clues and hints. So, don’t forget to get a copy for your little ones.

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– Stoori

A Miraculous Help

Ella hardly saved her life, but now she was lost, standing in the middle of a jungle!

Ella was a 6 years old, jolly and lovely girl. She was the only daughter of her parents.

Her father, Kalmin was a lawyer. He was handling the case of a poor vendor who was killed in a car accident by a bureaucrat. The fault was entirely of the latter, but his connections and money were proving a hurdle for the vendor’s family who were fighting for justice.

On Thursday morning, Ella requested her dad to take her out at night to buy her favourite chocolate chip ice-cream. Kalmin loved his daughter very much and never refused her demands. So, he told Ella to be ready when he returns from the court.

Ella was very excited. She asked her mom to take out her favourite baby pink frock from the closet. She paired it with matching stockings and got ready before her father arrived.

Kalmin was happy to see her ready. He advised his wife not to open the door until he called and left with Ella.

Just as they were returning from the ice-cream shop, there was a sound of firing. Suddenly, a bullet hit Kalmin and he fell on the ground. The sound of firing stopped.

Ella screamed with grief and fear. She kneeled down to hold her father and started crying.

Her father insisted her to run away as she could be the next target. Ella didn’t want to leave her father alone, but Kalmin pleaded. Right, at that moment, Ella saw two men wearing masks running towards her. She had no choice but to run away.

Ella kept on running until the sound of footsteps behind her could no more be heard. She was successful in dodging the men.

Ella was exhausted running continuously. She stopped and
looked around. It was quite dark and the trees were looking terrifying, spreading it’s branches.

She just realized, that she lost her way and she was in a jungle. She had no idea of the way back. Also, she could not take a risk. So, she decided to keep moving forward.

Suddenly, she stopped. A strange creature had appeared from behind the bushes and it was extending it’s hand towards her. She was terrified at first, but then she saw a friendly look on the creature’s face.She extended her hand for a handshake and asked: “Who are you?”

“A Jinn.” He replied.

Ella pulled her hand back in fear.

“Don’t worry. I am your friend.” The Jinn replied with a soft tone and Ella felt much better.

“I know. Your father has been shot by the killers hired by a bureaucrat. But don’t worry, he is safe and taken to hospital in an ambulance. Come with me, I’ll take you out of the jungle safely.”

Ella’s tears started to flow in gratitude. She was thankful to the Jinn and especially to God, for helping her in a miraculous way.

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– Stoori