Makkah and Madinah Activity Book
Author(s): Aysenur Gunes
Reviewed by: Abdul Sabur Kidwai, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Suitable for children aged three and over, this book by Aysenur Gunes is part of a series that includes four more titles. This title has been designed to educate and entertain young children on important places in the Islamic world. Makkah and Madinah Activity Book is a charming children’s activity book that includes all the holy places of Islam, including the Ka‘bah and al-Masjid al-Nabawi, the Mounts Safa and Marwah, ‘Arafah and the Zam-Zam spring. The colourful stickers included inside the book in vast quantities are bound to grab the interest of children. Appended to each page is a checklist of sorts which instils a sense of fulfilment and achievement into children, something of paramount importance. It introduces important landmarks and will provide hours of fun whilst imparting valuable knowledge of Islamic history to young minds.