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Ilyas And Duck Search For Allah (Ilyas And Duck) Hardcover – November 10, 2012

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Product Details

  • Series: Ilyas and Duck (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 39 pages
  • Publisher: LBK Books (November 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985072814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985072810
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Antoine on June 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's so rare to find a book for Muslim kids that isn't preachy or poorly illustrated. This book is everything I've wanted packed into one book. Both of my boys (ages 3 & 6) love it and ask me to read it to them regularly. It definitely helps to explain a complex question to a young mind, while honoring the curiosity of children as well.

I know there were some concerns about how the book actually deals with the location of Allah. I was actually concerned about this too, and wished the book's description would tell us, so we wouldn't have to figure it out after the purchase. The answer from the book is that we believe in Allah's existence because of all the beauties of creation that we see all around us. That's how we know Allah is there. However, the refrain "Allah is all around us. He created . . . . (the mountains, birds, fish, etc.)" is repeated throughout the book. Anyone having a problem with that explanation would be advised not to purchase the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SamIAm on June 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was looking for a book to give a few friends of mine who are just beginning their families and who are inspired to raise children of deep spirituality. I found this was a great general Islamic children's book -- that is, not specific to Ramadan or manners or all those other great lessons. What's more, beyond being a book about contemplating the nature of God, at such an early age, it is a book that can be used to encourage children to question and to think, to be inquisitive, not just about matters of religion and spirituality, but about the world around us, the customs we follow, the things we believe and the actions we do. It's a great mix of encouraging belief in and love for God while also challenging our Muslim kids to be critical thinkers -- a weighty and invaluable combination.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Faruqi on December 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a beautiful, heartwarming story. My preschooler really enjoyed this story. As a parent who is often asked to read the same book over and over, I really enjoyed the illustrations that added a comical touch to the story. Loved Duck! I also liked the info on the animals at the end and enjoyed seeing a hoopoe bird featured in the story. As an elementary school teacher, I value stories that have educational aspects to it. As a Sunday School teacher, this story would be a great circle time read. As an aspiring writer, this story was professionally written and beautifully illustrated.

I am really looking forward to many more Ilyas & Duck stories in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nasrin on September 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is the first of its kind for an Islamic children's book, providing high quality, colorful, comical illustrations to bring to life a children's story that is both educational and spiritually uplifting. As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and pictures and appreciated the deep message that was delivered. Children will appreciate the vivid colors and the big personalities of the characters. The author did an excellent job of providing an elegant answer to a question every child will ask: where is God? I highly recommend this book as a gift for kids of all ages.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By onemanclique on September 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
"Where is God?" is a question that any parent teaching their kids will one day have to answer. This book helps parents answer that question while conveying the profound mystery of it all in a fun way.

In this story, likable Ilyas pairs up with Duck to ask the one question over and over in different scenarios. With whimsical and poetic replies, Ilyas slowly begins to realize what his question truly means. And by the end, his childish curiosity is fulfilled with profound realizations.

Great book, high quality, and definitely recommended to all Muslim parents.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zenubia on March 3, 2015
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A moving tale (and a moving tail) of a boy and his duck trying to find God. Simple words yet not overly simplistic, unimaginative or patronising. The storyline is powerful enough to appeal to toddlers and adults alike. Reading this story is a form of zikr that's why when reading stories after stories after stories to my children, Ilyas and Duck is one story I don't mind reading and rereading and the children find it equally fascinating every time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Siddiqui on September 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My husband picked up this book at ISNA over the weekend, and already my 4 year old has asked him to read it to him every night, and has memorized the words. Answers the basic question of "Who is God?" to preschoolers in a fun and interesting way, and the illustrations are great, reminding me of Eric Carle books. I actually think this book would be great for Christians and Jews in addition to the Muslim audience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Azi on December 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely loved this storybook. My son (4 years old) thoroughly enjoyed it.

I honestly did not know what to expect from an Islamic storybook.

The characters, educational content, and overall format was great.

Hope to see more of Ilyas' stories in the future. I'm a fan.
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