I Went for Hajj

I Went for Hajj
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
September 14, 2021
ISBN
978-0860377528
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Put on two bright white sheets. Stand before the cube shaped Kaaba. Hear the adhan as it fills the air.
See, hear, smell and feel the wondrous Hajj pilgrimage with a young boy, who's returned from Makkah a Hajji.

A rhyming book, perfect to read aloud, that gives children a taste of the sacred things pilgrims see and do on the most important trip for Muslims.

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1 review
informative and fun book about Hajj
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
I WENT FOR HAJJ is a cute and informative picture book about a boy who goes for Hajj, a pilgrimage to Makkah, the fifth pillar of Islam. The book uses a rhythmic format to ask questions of the Hajji, a Muslim who completed the pilgrimage to Makkah, and he responds with answers about his journey and the things he did along the way. The beginning of the book includes informational notes directed to teachers and parents, and the end includes a glossary that defines terms that might be less familiar.

What I loved: As someone who was not familiar with this practice, the book was a great source of information in a fun format that can help to teach about Islam. The rhythmic phrases and question-and-answer format are really charming and fun to read, rolling off the tongue on each page. The cute and expressive illustrations add to the fun for young readers. The front and back matter is really helpful in being able to understand and explore more around this practice, with the potential to use it in classroom lessons.

Final verdict: A cute and rhythmic story, I WENT FOR HAJJ is an informative and fun picture book about this Muslim practice.
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