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A story about spunky and adventurous Muslim girls? Yes please!
Roda and Bushra are twins. They are nearly identical, but there is one big difference between them: their hair! Neither Bushra nor Roda is very happy about that.
When they decide to change their appearances before heading to school one morning, a world of hilarious confusion follows them wherever they go! Will the chaos help the twins appreciate how Allah created them after all?
Recommended For Ages 4 +
Written by Asmaa Hussein
Book Review by Anum
"'The story is about twin sisters who are not content about the type of hair they have and wish they had each other’s hair- one curly and one straight. So they come up with an idea to fulfill their wishes and follow through. The story is well paced and detailed about the negative consequences of their choice and how finally they come to learn that should appreciate what they have and not be sneaky or go behind their parents back. Illustrations are adorable and appealing.
This story deals with things children can easily relate to- wants, desires, misbehavior and consequences in a school and family setting.
Loving how Allah created you and honesty are important lessons taught in this thought provoking story.
I think girls will more interested in this story than boys since the main characters are the twin sisters."
Book Review by Saba
"I ordered this book because I have twins who also have very different hair! It's an awesome lesson on appreciating our own unique traits. Additionally, as an educator, I appreciate literature that shows representation in a variety of ways. I have recommended this book to many of my students as well who are B.Ed Candidates."
Book Review by Hibz
"My kids loved this book! My 7yr old especially loved it because she has curly hair n the 3yr old has straighter hair and she always wanted to try switching it up, so her eyes lit up and lips gleamed with every page and possibility ... the message gives a beautiful message of loving yourself for how you were created as it was indeed perfect <3"
Book Review by A. Zedan
"My girls loved this book and read it over and over again! Illustrations are colorful and fun. Teaches kids the importance of our decisions in a fun way."
Title: The Great Hair Exchange
Author: Asmaa Hussein
Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf - Canada
Size: 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm
Recommended Age Group: 4 years and above
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2019
Weight: 0.20 kg
Asmaa Hussein is the founder of this small but wholesome publishing company Ruqaya's Bookshelf based in Canada. Since 2015, her mission has been to publish bright, fun, and engaging Islamic children’s books to add to your home and school libraries.
All books by Ruqaya's Bookshelf feature Muslim characters and protagonists, because we believe representation matters! Diversity in children’s literature contributes to a solid character education – and seeing someone who looks like you in a storybook is exciting!
After servitude to Allah, her daughter is her greatest motivation. As a widowed mother to a rambunctious and beautiful girl, she strives to show her an example of dedication, determination, and excellence.
She has named this publishing company after her – Ruqaya's Bookshelf – because she loves books more than anything.
So pull up a chair, enjoy their books and join their fun-filled adventure!