Eid Book Review: Nabeel’s New Pants

Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid TaleNabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
Publisher: Two Lions
Release Date: April 1, 2010
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Publisher’s Description:

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 he’s choosing, the shopkeeper persuades him also to buy a gift for himself—a 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 time—everyone 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.

This is a cute and funny little story about a Muslim family that loves each other preparing for the holiday of Eid by exchanging gifts and cooking food. This particular book didn’t go into the religious aspect of Eid but that’s okay with me. How many non-religious children’s books about Christmas are there? Tons. I don’t think every book about a different culture than mine needs to go into a ton of detail. I did appreciate that there is a glossary of terms with pronunciation at the front of this book though.

The illustrations had a very vibrant Indian color scheme, which I loved. The illustrator is Indian so that makes sense. I’d love to read some of the other picture books she’s illustrated.

This a great book about love and generosity to add to your child’s library.

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(I received this book courtesy of the Amazon Vine program.)