Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors (Hardcover)
Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.
About the Author
Hena Khan's first picture book, Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story, was a 2009 Booklist "Top 10 Religion Book for Youth." She lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and sons.
Mehrdokht Amini has illustrated 11 books for children. She grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England.
"One of my favorite Islamic children's books... is a festival of color and culture."—Book Riot
Another one of my very favorite read-aloud books! I cherish this book, it’s truly a masterpiece: it is so beautifully crafted, and stands as a perfect example of how words and pictures can aid one another in superb storytelling! Our story is told by a local town cat, Muffin, who prowls the neighborhood each night, always on the lookout for anything strange that might require his investigative expertise…when, one night, bears show up at the bakery!?! Sounds like a job for Muffin!
(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel