Thursday, March 24, 2011

Storytime: Flying

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

 Today we read  Flying by Donald Crews

Many of Donald Crews' books contain no, or very few pictures of living beings alhamdulillaah. The illustrations and sparse, descriptive text really holds childrens' interests. Many children find his books delightful and ask for them to be read again quite often. I have even noticed children just sitting exploring the pages of his books, carefully taking in each illustration, studying them really, before moving to the next page.

Flying is a simple exploration of taking a flight, captured in a clear, unobtrusive manner. The often one word sentences really invite conversation and discussion during storytime. They can help give children a springboard for talking about their own experiences with flying or trucks, school buses, trains or whichever topic presented in Donald Crews' books.

For units on transportation, you may wish to explore books written by Donald Crews...waallaahu a'lam. Or, if you are looking for books that simply delight young readers, books by Donald Crews may help in your search. I have come across one or two books by the author that are not Islaamically appropriate - please pay attention to the detail in the illustrations as well as the text insha'Allaah.

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