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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors - Hena Khan

Released June 2012

Hena Khan

Chronicle Books

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors stands out as one of the more unique books I've read this year. There are many books regarding colors available for young children, but few cover colors like gold, silver, the orange that comes on a henna tattoo, or that really deep red found in many Asian and Middle Eastern fabrics, rugs, and tapestries.

Each color captures the culture of a Muslim family. There's the green Quran, the white Kufi, a blue Hijab, purple dolls at Eid, Mosques, Minarets, and more. Hena Khan's book becomes an excellent way to teach children about colors and another culture at the same time. Mehrodokht Amini's illustrations are beautiful works of art and will be enjoyed by both parent and child. If you want something different when teaching your child about colors, you won't go wrong with Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.

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