Rabia's Eid (Step into Reading) (Paperback)
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Join a young girl and her family in this Step 2 reader as they celebrate Eid-al-fitr, a holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Perfect for readers ages 4-6.
It's Eid-al-fitr—the last day of Ramadan, which means it is the last day for Rabia to fast with the rest of her family and she has never done it before. Rabia is so excited! She eats just before sunrise and then the day of fasting begins! Rabia gets to have her hands painted with henna, wear a new dress, and put her family's donation in the box at the mosque. It's a special Eid all around!
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
About the Author
RUKHSANA KHAN is an award-winning author and storyteller. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada at the age of three.
As a Muslim kid living in a small town, she was bullied. She says that books helped her survive.
Rukhsana has more than fifteen books published and more on the way. In 2013, her picture book BIG RED LOLLIPOP was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 greatest children’s books in the last 100 years. She has appeared on television, radio and been featured at festivals around the world.
Rukhsana lives in Toronto with her husband and family.
DEBBY RAHMALIA is an illustrator and storyteller based in Indonesia. She graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, where she earned a Bachelor of Interior Design degree. Debby’s long term dream was to become an illustrator. She was encouraged to pursue her dream after she had her first baby and has been illustrating ever since. One of her dreams is to share the books she illustrates with her child and to enjoy them together.