Sylvia Whitman Sue Williams
- Title: Under the Ramadan Moon
- Author: Sylvia Whitman Sue Williams
- ISBN: 9780807583043
- Page: 183
- Format: Hardcover
Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need Whitman s lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an ideal introduction to Ramadan Full color.
Recent Comments "Under the Ramadan Moon"
I liked this book. I could best describe it as "sweet." It has a comforting, familiar feel to it.On the other hand, it was rather repetitive and was a little vague about the traditions of the holiday.
I had to read this book for my diversity in children's literature class.
Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman (2012)Genre: Picture bookFormat: BookPlot summary: This picture book describes the celebrations of a modern Muslim American family during the month of Ramadan. Like similar books, the moon plays an important role with the phrase “under the moon” repeated throughout. Considerations or precautions for readers advisory (strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc.)Review citation (if available)Gilani-Williams, Fawzia School Library Jo [...]
"Under the Ramadan Moon" is written by Sylvia Whitman, where she use repetition to engage children, as every page ends with "Under the moon, under the moon, under the Ramadan moon." She introduce children to the rituals of Ramadan in simple words. Kids will enjoy the repetition in the story and will love to sing along the predictable lines " Under the Moon". The story might be a good introduction to people from a different faith, as they will learn the customs and tradition of Ramadan, bur the b [...]
Summary: "Under the Ramadan Moon” is a simple story describing all the things Muslims do under the moon, and includes numerous references to their culture and religion. The illustrations also depict Muslim people at church, eating, drinking, hanging with friends, cooking, and much more. At the end of the book there is an informational page explaining the tradition of Ramadan.Characteristics That Support the Genre: This book provides a good example of a multicultural text because it includes va [...]
This made a great bedtime story for Ramadan and is an especially good book for young audiences. The text is simple, poetic and rhythmic. There isn’t a lot of explaining of the holiday which makes it perfect for Muslim families to share with their children. The story goes through celebrating all the fun things that happen during Ramadan like visiting friends and family, making sweets, and reflecting.The illustrations are beautiful and simple. They all feel very calm and soothing which is why it [...]
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells readers a story about what goes on during the Muslim celebration known as Ramadan. The reader learns about the cultures and traditions practiced during Ramadan and the reader is reminded that this celebration occurs at sundown as the author uses the repeated, rhyming phrase, "under the moon, under the moon, under the Ramadan moon". The families are shown enjoying food, telling stories, and praying together. This family celebration is also explained [...]
Lovely soft illustrations. (And I realize I don't think I've ever seen a woman in hijab in media basically ever outside of e.g. news stories.)The textual narrative feels a bit fuzzy -- like it could have been more specific. There is an author's note at the end explaining Ramadan in a bit more detail.Edit: After readingThe Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story, which is so thoughtful about the moon, I went back to this book and looked at the illustrations and was disappointed that it doesn't [...]
Rationale: Under the Ramadan is a great way to introduce the students to the Muslim culture as it relates to the cycle of the moon. It uses easy, readable text that students can understand to convey the different traditions that the Muslim people follow during the season of Ramadan.Text Connection: I’d like to use a text-to-world connection with this story. I want to connect it to my science unit on the phases of the moon. Starting with the waxing crescent and going through the waning and endi [...]
This simple narrative tells the story of Ramadan with the repetitive phrase "under the moon" on each page. Each page is beautifully illustrated and highlights the moon, which seems to almost glow from the pages.The author's text is simple yet manages to teach about fasting, prayer, visiting friends, and the fast-breaking meal of iftar. The end of the book has a page that explains Ramadan in more detail and explains why these traditions are relevant and followed today.As a teacher I would use the [...]
With absolutely lovely soft pastel illustrations of family and friends spending special times together 'under the moon' this is a superb introduction to the celebration of Ramadan for young children.It could open a fascinating and strengthening discussion between children, in class, on what is the nature of family and the celebrations we hold dear - how these celebrations are different and how they are essentially the same. I felt a strong connection with the 'betterment' aspect of Ramadan that [...]
This is a book telling the stories of Ramadan which is a Muslim holiday. The young Muslim girl is the narrator and ends each sentence with "Under the Ramadan Moon." The narrator talks about how she and her family fast during the day time and only eat at night. This is mainly a picture book with fun rhyming and colorful pictures. The narration does a great way of showing the Islamic culture in a positive light and also showing the similarities to the American culture, such as: hanging out with fr [...]
I liked the gentle illustrations and the respectful, lovely way Ramadan traditions were explained and depicted. I have been wavering between a 3 and 4 star review, because this doesn't give a lot of background about Ramadan, but it does subtly connect it to the lunar calendar used by Islam and does show ways our Muslim neighbors observe the holiday by fasting, focusing on charity and good works, and celebrating together. 3.5 stars.
Under the Ramadan Moon is a story of a family and their community during a time that is dear to them. This book will mostly be for children between the ages of three and seven. It is related to out topic because it positively identifies a Muslim family’s traditions during Ramadan. I like this story because it has repetitive text (under the moon) that can help keep the students engaged. Fiction.
I love the simple concepts, the repetition and the illustrations of the moon, the swing, the animals This book will be a great springboard for conversations about religion, respect and difference. This is a wonderful book for schools: for home reading, as an introduction to different celebrations in RE.
Under the Ramadan Moon is a great book about the holy month of Ramadan. It's words and illustrations are great and vivid. "We fast by day under the moon, under the moon , under the Ramadan moon." Within the book the author writes about the many things that happen during the month of Ramadan. It gives readers a true idea of what Ramadan is and what takes place during that time.
Ramadan is celebrated by the family in this repetitive, rhyming picture book. The moon is emphasized in the mainly blue, green and purple pictures. If a child likes this book, he or she may also enjoy My First Ramadan>/i>.A page at the end of the book explains a little about Ramadan.
I believe this book is good to give kids a look at another culture. The concepts and repetitive nature lead to natural learning of vocabulary and narrative skills. I would read this book to children 4 years and up.
With very simple and repetitive text this book tells young children about Ramadan, a special time of year for Muslim people where they fast, pray, better themselves and celebrate together. This is a perfect introduction to Ramadan for very young readers.
The book has short rhythmic phrases that briefly describe what happens during Ramadan. The chalk art work is vibrant and illustrates the text nicely. At the end of the book is a short but helpful description of Ramadan.
This is a basic book for young kids that explains the celebration of Ramadan. Lots of beautiful artwork.
butifull , dont feel like taking it of my book shelf!
i didn't understand.
Under the Ramadan Moon is a sweet sing song read about the Ramadan holiday with an informative afterward elucidating to readers about some Ramadan traditions.
A simple introduction to Ramadan for pre-school and kindergarten age children.
This book is a perfect way to introduce the Muslim culture to students. The story is about a traditional Muslim family that celebrated Ramadan.
Love the simplicity of the text, gentle and yet informative. Seems like a good book to introduce someone to Ramadan traditions.
This is a great beginner book on the subject for young children. I did not know much about the holiday but there is a nice description at the end of the book that goes more into detail.
A sweet poem that describes what is done during the month of Ramadan.
Good for younger child to introduce what it is in Ramadan month that moslem do
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