THE CHILDREN’S BOOK THAT’S HELPING US TALK ABOUT ISLAM
By Peter Dewar
‘To infinity and beyond!’ You can say that again. I’m chatting with Amal Abou-Eid, young Newport mum and author of a new children’s book about Islam. Her baby son’s close-by, playing with a Toy Story action figure. And his tiny fingers have hit Buzz Lightyear’s sound button as it’s abundantly clear — there’s much more to Amal’s faith than I ever imagined.
My Muslim Mate helps children discover a little more about their Islamic classmates and strives to have the lives of Muslim families better understood. Going by the interest shown in Amal’s book, this short, charming read has something for grown-ups as well as school kids.