span Ramadan has come to an end The fast is over, and tomorrow the celebration of Eid will begin Nabeel decides to buy each of his family members something special to wear for the holiday But while hes choosing, the shopkeeper persuades him also to buy a gift for himselfa pair of new pants that are too long Nabeel asks his wife, his mother, and his daughter to hem them, but no one has the timeeveryone is busy preparing for the festivities Will Nabeel be able to wear his new pants to celebrate Eid Only a pair of scissors can tell A glossary and pronunciation guide are also included....
|Title||:||Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale|
|Publisher||:||Two Lions April 1, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||24 pages|
|File Size||:||591 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale Reviews
My children and I really enjoyed this book. In a sweet way, it trully captures how everyone's busy preparing the night before Eid and still trying their best to be kind to one another and appreciate the people in their lives. My 3yo son asks me repeatedly to read this to him. The drawings are culturally correct and not busy. A very enjoyable book overall, I would definitely recommend this to kids of all ages.
I am pleased to see what a well-executed story "Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale" is. It is, quite charmingly, a magnificently presented tale. The same execution and flow from some of the most memorable and beautifully-written children's books is found here.
We are not a Muslim family and we live in the United States in a mostly white area. We want our child to be familiar with other cultures and traditions and thought this book would be a good book for that. Our child is four. We thought it was mostly an interesting book, but our son was not super-impressed with it. I think with four year olds, mostly, it is a matter of whim what they love or don't love so I am not sure that it is reflective of the book. There were also some gender stereotypes in the book that were not ideal, for instance, the expectation that the women were the people to go to in order to sew his pants.
This story about a husband's attempt to get a new pair of pants hemmed for the Eid celebration is a cute fable, but a child born in a Christian faith may not understand what Eid is and what the significance is. Ramadan is a month-long feast practiced by devout Muslims and it ends with a three-day celebration of Eid, where people stay up late and drink, eat and be merry. It's the Muslim equivalent of Christmas, which in the olden days was a three-day celebration as well.