Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes
by Hena Khan
illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
A wonderful follow up to Golden Domes (A Muslim Book of Colours- also on this site) and equally sumptuous on the eye. Inspired by the use of geometric shapes in Islamic Art and with rhyming text. Familiar and more unusual shapes -rectangles, octagons, cones, arches etc.- are introduced through Islamic art, architecture and culture with each spread revealing a different country. 'Beautiful illustrations and cultural information' (Elena, Community Librarian, Letterbox Library reviewer). Iranian-born, UK illustrator and Pakistani-Muslim N American author. Age 3-7, Paperback 30pp
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