A young girl introduces us to her family (parents and grandparents), as well as the traditions and customs of her Muslim faith by connecting them with colors in the world around her. A glossary at the back explains the concepts and Arabic words introduced in the story.
I could look at the illustrations and endpapers all day. The colors are exquisite. Rare is the book that executes rhyme and concept (especially one as basic as colors) in perfect harmony. Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns does that exceptionally well. This is one I'll add to my shortlist of books to give as gifts.
Rich illustrations create a warm engaging backdrop to a book that is much more than an introduction to colors.
This is a picture book that explores color and Muslim religious concepts.
What are the colors in your world? Most books - and most of our practice" in helping kids put names to colors focus on basic items (apples are red, bananas are yellow). What are the things in your family that are part of your culture? Identifying these items offers a way not only to talk about the color but the tradition as well.
8 and Up
3 to 8
Buy. Although this is a book about colors, the story takes center stage.