Big Red Lollipop
Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can't convince Ammi that you just don't bring your younger sister to your friend's party.
So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina's prized party favor, a red lollipop. What's a fed-up big sister to do?
Rukhsana Khan's clever story and Sophie Blackall's irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.
Number of Pages: 40
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Author: Rukhsana Khan (author), Sophie Blackall (illustrator)
Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: Selected by the New York Public library as one of the 100 Greatest Books in 100 Years, this multi award winning book needs to be on your bookshelf! Big Red Lollipop is a simple story about an older sister’s reluctance to taking her bratty younger sister to a birthday party with dynamic and vibrant visuals that complement Rukhsana Khan’s charming story. A deep and well observed tale about immigrants, assimilation and identity. (Lesson plan available here. Read an interview with author Rukhsana Khan here. )
This book is also part of our MUSLIM KIDS AS HEROES book list.
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This is my daughter's new favorite book. We read it several times each evening since I bought it a week ago.
We thoroughly enjoyed this book because we have two daughters and can see the everyday sibling love/rivalry playing out. It is nice to have a book that covers this everyday topic, with a Muslim family as protagonists.