Mr. Gamal's Gratitude GlassesSold Out
The special spectacles in this story for Muslim kids will win your heart.
Mr. Gamal’s students are grumpy. One lost her bouncy ball; another doesn’t like his lunch. Mr. Gamal wishes there was a way to help them be more positive
He wishes he could help them look at their lives more positively! After a visit to the dollar store, an idea strikes Mr. Gamal like a bolt of lightning: Gratitude Glasses! Will these special spectacles help his students see things they couldn’t see before?
The next day at school, he hands out fifteen pairs of glasses, and when a student is feeling grumpy or negative, he reminds them to put on their gratitude glasses. One student spilled paint on his shirt, but after putting on his glasses decided the spill looked like a whale. He completed the painting and was proud of his new shirt.
We love the idea of a kid's book that emphasizes gratitude! This Islamic book will get your kids thinking about what it means to be grateful.
The imaginative, bright, and fun illustrations in this story will keep your child coming back for more.
Recommended For Ages 5 +
Written by Asmaa Hussein
Book Review by MuslimReads.com
" This fun story is about seeing the good in a bad situation, finding creative solutions to problems, and helping each other out. Kids will be able to relate to the setbacks and disappointments in the story, and use the coping techniques in their own lives.
The idea of the glasses as a cue to change your attitude is fabulous. It normalizes the idea of working to see things in a new way, and it translates well into parenting. Saying 'how would this situation look through your gratitude glasses?' to a child is a wonderful alternative to 'you need to fix your attitude'.
I loved seeing such a cool male teacher represented in literature (and one who loves the dollar store!) And the ending was perfect—it had a lovely little twist that I really appreciated."
Book Review by MuslimMommyBlog.com
"Gratitude is a very important quality and a huge part of our deen. Having gratitude in your life is not just saying the words Alhamdulilah, but true gratitude is feeling contentment and peace in your heart with everything you face, even the hard stuff. True Iman is only possible with reacting to life with true gratitude, and gratitude also is in and itself a cause of more positive blessings from Allah!
Gratitude, according to Mr. Gamal, is being 'thankful for everything you have and everything you experience.' This teaches one to look for the good lessons in everything, even bad experiences.
This book by Ruqaya's Bookshelf is a wonderful lesson in gratitude for children, and a great reminder for parents. The kids present their experiences at the end of the week, and even teach Mr. Gamal a lesson about finding something positive when he find the class messy and disorganized This book is one of our favorites and the pictures are so goofy and cute! My kids even grabbed some sunglasses and started experimenting on their own, trying to find the positive in everything around them."
Book Review by A. Zedan
"'My youngest daughter (age 7) particularly loved this book and read it to almost everyone and anyone she could read it to. She now wants me to take her to the dollar store to get gratitude glasses! Loved the creativity in this book of getting the lesson of gratitude across to the readers."
Book Review by Shakira
"This book could not have come to us at a better time! Reading this to my 7 and 5 year old opened up their eyes to the concept of gratitude in a way I never would have imagined. Its one thing having these conversations with kids, but seeing characters in books that look like them, coupled with the concepts covered in Mr Gamal's Gratitude Glasses, was something else altogether.
Beautifully written, engaging and relatable on all levels. A MUST HAVE in all households :) "
Book Review by Zahra
"In our fast paced world, where social media is king and comparison is the norm, I’m always trying to teach my children to be grateful.
Mr.Gamal’s Gratitude Glasses is a perfect, relatable story for children and adults alike.
While we are taught about gratitude from a young age, the concept isn’t always easy to grasp for younger children. This book helps the process and my kids absolutely love it