Crescent Moons And Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book Of Shapes


This informative shape-concept book captures the vibrant world of Islam. A rectangle is the mosque’s carved wooden door. A cube is the Kaaba where Muslims worship. A square is an orange garden. Many more shapes celebrate the traditions of the narrator’s faith. The short, rhyming text is supplemented by beautiful mixed media illustrations that are influenced by Islamic art. A glossary with pronunciations and an author’s note complete this introduction to the culture and religion. mjw
Title: Crescent Moons And Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book Of Shapes
Author: Hena Khan
: Mehrdokht Amini
: Chronicle Books, San Francisco
: 2018
Original Language
: English
: 978-1452155410
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 3-6
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Muslim countries
Author’s ethnicity
: Pakistani-American
Author’s residence
: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Grew up in Iran
Illustrator’s residence
: Surrey, England
: Customs, Geography, Islam, Muslims, Shapes, Stories in rhyme

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