by Michele Messaoudi
A young child reflects on the work of his wonderful Mum, and the strong bonds, joys and sacrifices of a mother: greeting him with a smile in the morning, teaching him to pray, looking after him when he is ill, and much more. At the end of the book, the little boy is now an adult who takes care of his mother.
When I am sick and hot in bed,
Who stays with me and strokes my head?
Who leaves her bed for another
To comfort me, make me better?
Review from https://muslimkidsbooks.wordpress.com:
"This book is an excellent resource for reading and discussion in the classroom or home as it shows the child why s/he must respect and honour his mother... The narrative is told (in) simple rhyme with beautiful, clear illustrations that match the text appropriately... From eating together to praying together we see how eman (faith), love and peace fills the home of this family. Generosity, kindness and patience are some of the virtues of motherhood that are highlighted in this delightful picture book."
Format: hardback, 24 pages
Recommended ages: +0 years