Sunday, September 18, 2011

Recommended Book: Night Shift Daddy

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Sometimes, there is a book that a teacher, when she reads it, she knows that she will not only read it aloud to her class insha'Allaah but that she will buy it and it will become part of her classroom (or personal) library. Night Shift Daddy is a book that may be one of those books. 

This is a story about a father who works nights as a janitor. Despite working nights and needing to sleep during the day, he and his daughter have found a way to spend time together in what has become their special routine. The story is told in such a beautiful, gentle way and it captures the child's perspective so effectively. The story also resonates with affection and it is always nice to see stories that involve father in the children's lives.

Another aspect of this book that you may find appealing is that it presents a family that is representative of many many families (economically). The family is not middle class, they do not have a big home, they do not even have a car. But in the story this does not make them less happy or cause them to smile and love one another less or any differently than a family who has these things.

Aside from the wonderful relationship the father and daughter in this story have, children may find aspects of their lives in this story that help them relate to it. And, they may just like the story as the gentle affection throughout may be comforting...waallaahu a'lam.

If your local library has Night Shift Dadddy, consider taking the time to check it out insha'Allaah.

Enjoy insha'Allaah!

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