Dianne M. MacMillan
Enslow Publishers; November 1994
the writing is choppy, the texts are well researched and have
a great deal of information. A glossary and index as well
as notes for parents, teachers, and librarians round out each
title. Unfortunately, the photos, many in black and white,
are poorly placed. Dull, dark and often hard to see, they
suffer from confusing captions as well. In the text, the caption
reads, "...children are enjoying traditional food,"
yet the table is laden with Pepsi-Cola. If you are willing
to overlook the technical problems with the illustrations,
this book might be the adequate choice.
Carolrhoda Books; February 2003
presenting the most basic facts about Islam, Douglass focuses
on the celebration, beginning with the new moon of the ninth
month of the Islamic calendar and continuing through the ensuing
feast of Eid al-Fitr. Reeves's abundant, framed illustrations
in pastel colors provide detailed windows on the observance
and show adults and children in traditional and Western dress,
in various settings. An easy-to-read, well-organised introduction.