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MY GRANDFATHER'S MASBAHA

Author: Susan Fayad

Illustrator: Avery Liell-Kok

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Publisher: AuthorHouse, 2013

Material: paperback

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 9; read yourself: 8 & Up

Interest Level: 5 to 10

Age of Child: Read with an 11-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: My daughter was fascinated by the masbaha and how Adam's Jidoo used it. I even got a hug at the end.

Adult Reader Reaction: I loved this book and the way it countered Adam's complaints of "I have nothing." There is so much to take away from the story, and its a good reminder to us adults that we take what we have for granted, too.

Pros: Adults will love the message and the way gratitude is presented. Kids will immediately see themselves (somewhat sheepishly) as Adam.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is a wonderful story with a universal theme and appeal.

If You Liked This Book, Try: A MANGO FOR GRANDPA   BLOWING BUBBLES   GRANDPA's FISHIN' FRIEND

Educational Themes: The story makes it easy to introduce the concepts of gratitude, respect, and thankfulness. The info in the back is a primer on how to make a masbaha.

Notes: The Reading Tub reviewed the book in conjunction with an Author Showcase feature.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, culture and tradition, concepts

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2013

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.




                 

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