An excellent way to encourage young children to understand the importance of going to Mecca, and to gain an insight into another faith.
(Parents in Touch
Lyrical, poetic text and bold mixed-media illustrations combine to capture the ethos and excitement of this important religious practice and how its rituals are related to the stories of the Prophet Ibrahim and his family.
The stunningly illustrated book conveys clearly the rites involved in making Hajj. This is a 10/10 read.
(Nayu's Reading Corner
Engaging and vibrant artwork.. This book would be suitable to support the teaching and learning of pupils enquiring in to the Hajj.
(Religious Education Primary News
A beautiful book.
'a great introduction to the meaning and reality of the Hajj to Muslims. Non-Muslim children and adults alike will learn a great deal from it, and Muslim readers of any age will rejoice in seeing such a crucial element of their faith portrayed so beautifully and respectfully.'
About the Author
NA'IMA B ROBERT is descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father's side and the Zulu people on her mother's side. She was born in Leeds, grew up in Zimbabwe and went to university in London. She divides her time between London and Cairo and dreams of living on a farm with her own horses. Until then, she is happy to be a mum to her four children and keep reading and writing books that take her to a different world each time. Her other books for Frances Lincoln are Black Sheep (9781847802354), Boy vs. Girl (9781847800053), Far From Home (9781847800060), From Somalia with Love (9781845078324) and Ramadan Moon (9781847802064).
VALENTINA CAVALLINI was born and brought up in Milan, Italy. She studied Illustration at Chelsea School of Art and Design and the University of the West of England, Bristol, where she now lives. She works in watercolour, combining hand-painted paper with found materials to create textured images. In 2007 her illustrations were chosen for the Bologna Book Fair Illustrators' Exhibition and toured Japan and Korea. Going to Mecca is Valentina's first published picture book.