The Book: The One
Author: Manaal Jafrey Razaaque
Illustrator: Tanya Emelyanova
Published by: Prolance
The One is a book written keeping in mind the Muslim kids of the present era. A beautifully written book, that teaches children about the many attributes of The One – Allah (swt). The book should take a place of pride on the next list of gifts for your little one.
The author of the book, Manaal has done a fantastic job. As she herself is a mother of two little girls who love their bedtime stories, she has attempted to create this book with a simplicity through which one can teach the kids about the greatness of the omnipresent Lord of the worlds. As an experienced mother, the author has used simple yet apt words that help kids in a better understanding about their creator. Written in a rhyme form, the book is sure be enjoyed by children.
One of the best features of the book is that it gradually goes in a defined pattern, teaching the kids one by one about the greatness of Allah(swt). In the end the book also teaches kids that even during tough times Allah(swt) stands with us. This point is sure to strengthen the faith of kids that whether the times are easy or tough one has to put his trust in Allah.
The author has also used various attributes of Allah (swt) in the rhyming stanzas, wherein their Arabic names and their meanings are provided in the end. It introduces kids to nearly 18 names of Allah (swt). Once the kids read and understand the book, they are sure to learn a lot about the greatness of Allah(swt).
Coming to the illustrations, Tanya has done a fantastic job. She has brought out the essence of everything written, through her beautiful art. The illustrations are quite cute, to be frank. Children are surely going to enjoy them. All the illustrations are quite appropriate to the text and also to the cognitive level of kids.
My final word is this book is a must in every Muslim kid’s book collection. Kids are sure to enjoy reading the book. The book is written as per the level of apprehension of kids of a very young age. On a very basic level, the book will help the younger generation to strengthen their faith in Allah, and will instill in them a love for Islam.
It is a fair deal. Kids get to read a bedtime book at night. The story is about the one who created the day and the night. This book is a fun read, helping kids in developing a keen interest in Islam. So go grab a copy for your little ones.
A sneek peek page. The whole book is a delight for kids I bet.
The book is available here.
Thank you for reading.