When it comes to children's books, I have a real weakness. Why shouldn't I? Book are fantastic and I have three little readers and/or book loving minds to mold. I am building a lifelong library so book shopping is jus.ti.fied. Our latest children's choice read is The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah with Kelly Di Pucchio. The story of two girls, Lily & Salma, best friends in fact, that share everything except a common culture. Through their delicious differences we learn the concepts of acceptance, friendship and understanding. The story is accompanied by the absolutely beautiful illustrations of Tricia Tusa which bring the story alive in a fluid like manner. The water colorful depictions of real childhood scenes is captured with the turn of each page.
|A bit of our favorite page from the book.|
Ranked as one of Forbes' top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011, The Sandwich Swap co-author Queen Rania of Jordan is a Philanthropist and advocate for children's rights (amongst many other causes). One of the most important messages that stands with me from her litany of real life stances is:
Education is a life line.
|Image from the back cover of the book.|
It is because of smart women like this that I will constantly be educating my children in our daily lives & continue to purchase books that elevate both our minds. I highly suggest purchasing this one for your own family (Shop Smart & buy as gifts especially with the holidays coming up!) How gorgeous is the Queen? After we finished the story and I was explaining that it was written by a queen, my five year old asked while looking at her photograph, "How is she a queen if she is not even old?". Classic. I explained to him that just like in the book, queens are diverse, too.