A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mothers colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.A young girl plays dress up with her mothers headscarves, feeling her mothers love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant illustrations showcase the beauty of the diverse and welcoming community in this portrait of a young Muslim American girls life....
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Mommy's Khimar Reviews
A beautiful book about the bond of a mother and daughter. Wonderful illustrations.
Working in a library, I really appreciate the simple representation of the Khimar and how it is a part of their lives and an item which bonds the two. A wonderful 'diversity' book that shows an aspect of the religion without becoming theological or political. A great addition to our shelves. We need more well written and beautiful illustrated books, like this one, so that my students can see themselves in story boo ...more
Told from the perspective of a young Muslim girl, this book will be relatable to any girl who loves to dress up in Mommy's clothes. This book is wonderful on many levels -- reflecting children who may not often see themselves in books, providing a window into a Muslim culture, showing how families can be mixed and still love each other, and making it all very accessible and friendly. The warm and bright illustrations reflect the main character, her family, and their lives. Charmingly told.
So cute. And I love the pictures.
A little long for story time, but a great book to expose kids to other cultures. Would be fun to read with What Can You Do With A Rebozo?
Wow! What a great book!
The illustrations are adorable, and the main character is so relatable. She's imaginative and loves to play - pretending that the khimar (hijab) is the Queen's golden train, or golden wings to fly, or a superhero cape. She shows how wearing this scarf brings her comfort and memories of her mother when her mother is not right next to her. It also shows her love and acceptance of her Christian grandmother, even though the grandmother does not go to the mosque like this girl ...more
This beautiful book gives children a lovely glimpse into life in a Muslim American home. A young girl loves her mother and the gorgeous head scarves that she wears. When she dresses-up in Mommy’s khimar, she can become anything from a beautiful bird to a super hero. The illustrations are absolutely stunning, a fabulous debut for both author and illustrator.
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow’s Mommy’s Khimar is a beautiful picture book about a little girl who plays and imagines with the fabrics of mommy’s khimars. The yellow one is her favorite in which she can shine like a sun, be like a queen, or spread golden wings over her baby brother. The lyrical text teaches the vocabulary words of khimar and hijab in a nondidactic way and gives us a glimpse into a cultural aspect of this girl’s world.
I found the pastel colors of this book immediately inviting. And the illustrations are so Disney-esque, bright, and happy--a promise fulfilled by the rest of the book! A little Muslim girl plays dress-up with her mother's khimar. We see her in the closet with the many-colored headscarves. We see her playing make-believe, snuggling her brother, and jumping into her daddy's arms. Children will be able to relate to this sweet little girl, which is great for those less familiar with her faith. I als ...more