Thursday, September 8, 2011

RTL: Hello! Goodbye!

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Book Title: Hello! Goodbye!
Author: Aliki
Islamically Appropriate?: No
Genre: Fiction
Book Format: Picture Book
Age Group: 3-6
Book Review: Told from a multicultural perspective, Hello! Goodbye! is intended to teach children that these two words can contain many subtleties and different meanings depending on factors such as location, situation, etc. The story also intends to teach children the varying emotions that can accompany those two words - again depending on the situation in which they are used. In several places, the text and illustrations contain concepts and ideas that Islaam does not approve of. For instance there is a ghost, people bowing to each other, musical fanfares, etc. Perhaps, I will find another book in the library that essentially teaches the same concept but is Islamically appropriate insha'Allaah.

Until the next read insha'Allaah....


  1. May Allaah reward you dear sister for these efforts. This really helps you chose the Islamically accepted books especially for those who are frequent visitors to the Library!

  2. Assalamu alaikum

    jazakillaahu khayr! I do hope that it helps insha'Allaah.