Kahn, Hena It’s Ramadan, Curious George, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young. PICTUREBOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. $7.99. Content: G.
George is learning about Ramadan while he shares the holiday with his friend Kareem. George helps decorate and make some of the treats, he encourages and supports Kareen through his day of fasting, and he celebrates with his friends at a big nighttime dinner. Then, he does service at the mosque, and gets a gift to help celebrate the Eid festival. George’s first Ramadan is a success.
This is a great book for learning about Ramadan. The sides are tabbed so that the child can select which tradition he wants to read about. George is well behaved and only causes one tiny bit of trouble. A nice introduction to an important holiday.
EL - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian