Review and Giveaway: Kids of the Ummah by Peter Gould

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Peter Gould’s work. It all started with his Kid’s Andalus print that my sister Iman bought me many years ago.  Then I acquired an abstract Ka’baa canvas during a fundraising dinner.  Pretty much everything he produced was atheistically in line with what I liked. His work is modern, fresh, and unique.

When his original Kids of the Ummah ebook was released, we instantly downloaded it and the girls and I really enjoyed it.  I was so happy when it was re-released as a full board book! Just like the ebook, the board book also featured gorgeous renditions of mosques from around the world.

kids of the ummah coverKOTU Oakland

KOTU Wadi Rum

KOTU Istanbul

The Kids of the Ummah board book works through the English alphabet naming a child and city for each letter.  It also provides the same words in Arabic. The character wears the Arabic letter that matches closest to the English letter being used.

Children are given a trip around the world as they go through the names of all the kids in their different cities.  A wonderful lesson in geography and a look at the far reaches of Islam. A great way to show what a beautiful and diverse Ummah we are a part of!

I love that this is a board book.  Totally perfect for little ones. Super durable and long lasting! I think it’s the perfect gift for a child regardless of the occasion. It’s also available as a Kids of the Ummah iPhone/iPad app.

I’m anxiously awaiting the completion of his newest project, a 250 page Kindergarten book featuring the beloved characters from the Kids of the Ummah book!

Kids of the Ummah Kindergarten Book

Using the Rafflecopter form below, enter to win a copy of the Kids of the Ummah board book. Open to US and International readers.  5 possible winners!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Peter Gould has generously offered copies of the Kids of the Ummah books for This Little Life of Mind readers. The views reflected in this post are entirely of my own.

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44 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Kids of the Ummah by Peter Gould

  1. Sophie says:

    I’d love to get the book! thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Nora says:

    Nice! ! My kids love books and this would be a nice addition to their little “library.”

  3. Faria S says:

    Admirable work!

  4. Eman says:

    I’d love to get the book, my kids would really enjoy it . It would be perfect Eid gift.

  5. Sumaiya says:

    I would gift this to my daughter who already loves the iPad app!
    Jazakallah!

  6. Nooria Ghaus says:

    JazakAllahuKhairan. My kids would love this for eid iA!

  7. Maryam Sami says:

    Asa, i have no kids but would love to win a copy for my niece! InshAllah!

  8. Mimi says:

    I would give it to my nephews!

  9. sakina says:

    I would love this for my boys!

  10. Sumiya says:

    Have the ipad book but would love a hard copy!

  11. Saira Siddiqui says:

    I love his work! The book looks great MA..

  12. Saba says:

    I would give a copy to my neice and one to a new library that has been established for Muslim children https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kids-Islamic-Library/419389531473267 Please check them out :)

  13. Lena Thibeh says:

    I’m planning on homeschooling my children and have been collecting and creating many educational books, printables etc to help me on my journey in being a momma inshAllah. I want my children to understand and explore the beauty of our Ummah, that we aren’t alone or that only a certain “type” of Muslim can be Muslim i.e. people with a tan and dark hair.
    We are truly a mosaic :) I think “Kids of the Ummah” is the perfect tool to articulate the “Mosaic Ummah” message.

  14. Eva says:

    I would love this book for my 3 year old daughter!

  15. I would love this little book for my children.

  16. I would read this with the kids and use a globe to point where each country was, that way they can see how diverse and spread out Muslims can be. And not all Muslims speak Arabic as they now think.!!!!

  17. Fakhera says:

    It would be great eid gift for my kids and a few of my friends kids too

  18. NK says:

    I never win anything, but when you said “5 possible winners” I was in…LOVE PG’s work!

  19. Amina says:

    My boys would love this!

  20. Sarah says:

    I would love to give this to my 4 kiddos! It is something they would all enjoy.

  21. kenza says:

    Yeaaaaaah!! The giveaway I’ve been waiting for :D I already imagine my 4yo exploring this book and asking tons of questions….I am a Fan of Peter Gould works, and would love to have his book.
    Thank you,

  22. Mona says:

    Would be a great book for my niece and nephew!

  23. Abeer Iftikhar says:

    Assalam o Alaikum,
    I would gift a copy of Kids of the Ummah to my little brother Insha’Allah. He loves illustrated books :)

  24. Amine says:

    Wonderful website, very nice design and awesome content. Keep up the great work. By the way, I would love to get a copy of the “Kids of the Ummah”. Wish you more success

  25. Amali Elabed says:

    These books are just beautiful!! My kiddos will def put them to good use!!

  26. Eman says:

    My daughter would love this!

  27. Farah says:

    Love his work too. My 4 year old would totally love this book!

  28. SD says:

    I would give it to my niece, she would love it!

  29. Sakina Towery says:

    Thank you for sharing this. The pages are beautiful and I love the idea.

  30. Saadia says:

    I am always looking for Islamic books to add to my daughter’s collection.This would be a great addition…!

  31. We absolutely love Peter Gould’s work and have fallen in love with the Kids of the Ummah app on the iPad – our 2 year loves it! We’d love to win the book as well, but in the spirit of Eid, we’d gift it to our nephew. :)

  32. Madiha says:

    I would gift it to my son. He loves looking through books and pointing out different places, things, people, animals, etc so this would be a real treat for him.

  33. Subana says:

    Oh i really need these kind of books for my children! great work mashAllah!

  34. Yusra says:

    I’m so excited to see so many great products coming out for our little Muslims!

  35. Nura says:

    These books are too cute, would love to win!

  36. fatema khan says:

    my 2.5 year old son would be the recipient of this book if I won.

  37. Halima says:

    I would buy this book for my kids, my nieces and my nephews! I LOVE how the Arabic is incorporated into the book!

  38. va says:

    i would gift it to myself and if i have kids to save it for them .

  39. shazia Saleem says:

    To my kids !!

  40. rema shuman says:

    Peter Gould is an amazing artist, mashallah.

  41. I’m anxiously awaiting the completion of his newest project, a 250 page Kindergarten book featuring the beloved characters from the Kids of the Ummah book!

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