All About Eid – Sarah Shafi

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a non-fiction book which is full to the brim with facts and activities which will help the reader find more about the Islam celebration of Eid. Not only does it promise to tell you much more about the religion and festival than you already know, but there are also instructions for crafts and recipes for food too.

I thought the information in this book was presented in a really interesting and accessible way. It talked about Islam around the globe, as well as key beliefs and festivals that are celebrated as part of Eid. The information is chunked into really readable sections, complemented by diagrams and ‘did you know’ boxes to further detail the topic.

The craft activities are all things which could be resourced pretty easily, with clear instructions how you can create them. I really liked, too, how it promoted giving them as gifts, and really spreading the joy (and knowledge!) of Eid.

For me, my favourite section was definitely the recipes! I will be making sure to try some of these out – first, I will be making some Pakoras. Again, these are simple – but flavoursome – recipes that will allow the reader to immerse themselves a little more into another culture.

I think it’s so important that we allow children to explore and build understandings of cultures outside their own. Tolerance and acceptance can only be built through knowing more beyond our own experiences. This is a brilliant book to do that, showing an amazing insight into Eid. I feel like I learnt so much from reading it, and I know others will too.

Like the sound of this book? Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3sDjygg

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by publisher.

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