I bought this book as a present for my child's school, but it still sits in my house (somewhere) as I did not get to return it to Amazon.
I was genuinely dissappointed with it, not so much because of the words, but because the pictures reflect a somewhat orientalist, ignorant and wholly Christian take on Islamic beliefs. It is not a fitting book to try and represent basic Islamic beliefs to children.
There are numerous drawings of angels for example, wheras mainstream Islam does not accept that we can attempt to draw angels - they are unseen, they are not in the form of cherubs or golden haired ladies with harps as depicted here, and should, like God and the Prophets, be respected and not depicted. So to draw angels in a book purportedly representing Islam is quite offensive to me as a Muslim.
In addition, it seems that instead of looking at the reality, now and historically of Muslim dress, architecture or interaction, the illustrator has again been lazy in conjuring up 'Arabian nights' type pictures to accompany the stories, which again, spoils the book.
It is true that books on Islam for non - Muslim children are few and far between, and all children in the UK should have some knowledge of this strategic world religion, but this book is not hugely helpful in addressing that gap. Hopefully publishers such as Islamic Foundation can continue to fill this gap with clear, fun and genuine books on Islam.