Wednesday, September 7, 2011

RTL: My Kitten

  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Book Title: My Kitten
Author: Margaret O'Hair
Islamically Appropriate?: Yes
Genre: Fiction
Book Format: Picture Book
Age Group: 2-5
Book Review: A little girl gets a new kitten and she lovingly enjoys watching it play, sleep and engage in all of the activities kittens are notorious for. The story is written as a poem and its rhythm and rhyme are very nice. There is a picture and text of the girl and kitten yawning but the girl is covering her mouth which is from the good manners. This page can be a teaching point wherein children learn what we say when we yawn and the manners we should observe when yawning. There is also a picture of the girl standing while she is drinking. As this is not from the sunnah, it can be pointed out that we sit while drinking as the Prophet -sallallaahu alayhi wa salam- did. Overall the story is quite suitable and the illustrations are very nice. The colours in the art work are very likely to attract young listeners. 

My Kitten is a book that will be used for storytime insha'Allaah and may appear on the teachers bookshelf too! *smile*

Until the next read insha'Allaah....

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