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
Beautiful and poignant #ownvoices book about a girl talking about wearing Khimar (also known as hijab) and how she feels wonderful, beautiful, strong, and admires her mother and other people wearing Khimar. Wonderfully received by a Somali-Muslim coworker and her community of friends, family. <3 <3 MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS PLEASE!
I must admit the art work made me pick it up. The colors are so inviting and warm!! The love you see between the mother and child is so real. She love everything about her mother even the khimar is wears.
What young girl hasn't played dress up with her mom's clothes? This universal story features a young girl who dresses up in her mom's head scarves and pretends she's a "queen with a golden train," "a shooting star," and a "super hero in a cape." A sweet story that showcases the love of a family and community for a young girl.
Beautiful, whimsical story and illustrations show a young Muslim girl's imagination and reality of wearing one of her mother's khimars. I enjoyed seeing her imagination and how strong the khimar made her. And the illustrations celebrate the joy radiating from her. Though the very last line confused me a bit as it seemed not to connect with the story before it.
Culture: Muslim American
Family: Mother and daughter
A joyous little girl tells us all about her love of her mother's khimars and how she transforms them into imaginative play. Thompkins-Bigelow seamlessly weaves this Muslim symbol into her story for fellow Muslims and those unfamiliar with the Khimar/hijab. A sweet story of a daughter's adoration for her mother.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
It is currently checked out at the library and I so wanted to take another peek at it prior to adding my thoughts.
This magical book successfully tapped into the spirit of a young child playing make-believe in their parent's wardrobe. I fondly remember the feeling of being wrapped in my mother's clothes, the scent of her perfume and lotions of being surrounded by a part of her. This little gal is surrounded by the all those same feelings as she plays with her mothe ...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.
This adorably illustrated picture book stars a young Muslim girl as she describes her mother's khimar and its many imaginative uses. The girl's grandmother is a Christian, not a Muslim, but as the girl says, "We are a family and we love each other just the same." In her Arabic class, both Muslim and non-Muslim children are pictured. It's a sweet, comforting celebration of family and culture.