Sunday, September 4, 2011

Faboulous Fishes

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The summer draws to a close and the new school has begun alhamdulillaah. Your students/children may enjoy this book which teaches about various types of fish in the ocean. If they have had a chance to visit the ocean or sea this summer, children may enjoy knowing about the vibrant world below the water.

Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale is a fun and colourful exploration of fish. Written in short rhyming verse, toddles and even young infants may enjoy this book. The vibrant, detailed illustrations alone may be sufficient to keep baby's interest insha'Allaah, and the rhyming text is the type that can be used when helping children learn to hear the ending rhyme in words. The last page has a little girl swimming underwater in her bathing suit but the view only shows her from the shoulders up. 

The last page of text is also easy to adapt to remind children that it is Allaah who is the Creator of all of the fabulous creatures we have been blessed to know about. So on the last page instead of reading "No matter what they look like, they call the water home" you can read, "No matter what they look like, Allaah made the water their home." Children may also enjoy Bring on the Birds by the same author insha'Allaah.

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