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Would you fancy a world made of chocolate? October 26, 2013

What is it?

Amira’s Totally Chocolate World – a hardcover book

What’s the price?

RM30.00

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • Beautifully illustrated with brilliant colours
  • Indulges in the ultimate childhood fantasy – a world made of chocolate. Yummy!
  • Instead of the using “magic” as normally used in children’s stories, this story tells of the power of Amira’s total belief in Allah the Al-Mighty Creator – she believes that by asking in a du’a, Allah will provide.

Review

The book tells the story of Amira, who loves chocolate so much, she wishes for everything in the world to be made of chocolate. She lives with her family in their house which is surrounded by a beautiful garden of flowers and trees, nearby the ocean. She keeps making du’a, having faith that Allah the Al-Mighty will grant this wish for her. As the story goes, when she wakes up on the morning of Eid, she looks out the window of her bedroom, and lo and behold – every single flower, every blade of grass, every drop of rain is chocolatey. The rainbow is made from different types of chocolate and ocean gives dark, foamy waves – how mouth-watering is that?

When she feels she had enough taste of all chocolate around her, she heads back home. Only then she realizes that she could not smell the normally fragrant flowers and grass, and suddenly she misses the beautiful hues of colours all around her, that she’s taken for granted. She remembers that plants and animals need water to live, not chocolate. So she made another du’a to Allah to return the world back to the way He made it. And… what do you know, she wakes up from her sleep. She runs out and rejoices in the beautiful world that Allah has made, just as it should be.

What I like about it

The first thought that comes to my mind is this book is one great childhood fantasy. What child wouldn’t love a world where everything is made of chocolate, so they can eat everything chocolate? Simply imagining a chocolate ocean and a rainbow with different types of chocolates – wow! My daughter simply loves it – she actually asked me what is the specific du’a that Amira recited to transform the world into edible chocolate. The beautiful illustration helps a lot; it simply brings the fantasy world to life. Unlike normal fantasy tales for children, this one tells the story from a Muslim perspective – where the special miracle happens on Eid, and Amira asks from Allah to transform the world, not by waving a magic wand on Christmas eve.

What I don’t like about it

Nothing major. The sentences are a bit long, as the age suitability is from 5 years old, so reading out the book quickly is quite a task for kids who want to get to the ending of the story quickly.

Conclusion

Instead of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, try picking up this book instead – good for the imagination and for the soul. Can’t get any better than that.

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