Counting and culture come together in this stunning companion to Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.
From one sun to countless stars, this gentle introduction to numbers also celebrates the many diverse traditions of the Muslim world, encouraging readers young and old to reflect upon—and count—their many blessings. Like Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns and Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, this latest offering in the Concepts of the Muslim World series has stunning illustrations, rhyming read-aloud text, and informative back matter, and it is equally at home in the classroom or being read on a parent's lap.
HENA KHAN'S AWARD-WINNING BOOKS: Hena Khan's picture books have garnered numerous awards: Parents' Choice Recommended Seal, Booklist Top 10 Religion Book for Youth, and Chicago Public Library Best Book, among many others.
MUSLIM TALENT: Created by a Muslim Pakistani American author and a Muslim Pakistani British illustrator, this book reflects their shared experiences and vision.
NUMBERS & COUNTING: It's a perfect introduction to counting and numbers! Children will delight in counting the items in the illustrations on each spread along the with the satisfying rhyme of the text.
BACK MATTER: The back matter includes a comprehensive glossary and an author's note, making this a great classroom book!
• Anyone looking for picture books to teach religious literacy and/or about Islam • Muslim parents and grandparents looking for picture books that reflect their culture/faith • Fans of previous books in the series, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns and Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets • Anyone looking for picture books to build early counting and number proficiency
About the Author
Hena Khan is the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, Like the Moon Loves the Sky, and Night of the Moon, among many other books for children. Hena is a native of Rockville, Maryland, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.
Mehrdokht Amini is the illustrator of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many other books for children. She grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England.
“Exquisite, colorful mixed-media illustrations depict a setting that could be Iran (Amini’s ancestral homeland) and showcase the aesthetics of Islamic art, from textile patterns to architectural ornamentation. This concept book compliments the creators’ Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns (2012) and Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets (2018), about colors and shapes, respectively. . . . A creative, fun introduction to Islam.”-Kirkus Reviews
“[Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini] do a remarkable job of depicting the blending of the past to the present. . . . [One Sun and Countless Stars is] an introduction to the Islamic faith that serves its community and newcomers well; with its personal observations, rhyming text, and detailed illustrations, it would make a unique read-aloud and a significant addition to any library collection.”-School Library Journal, starred review