Book Review: The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sís

Today we began reading The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sís.  This version describes the distance that the birds travel to reach the Simourgh in cosmic detail.  My son said his favourite part is the page where the birds look like they circle the sun.  


When the text described the distance as so far the planets were like freckles I realized my son did not really know how far away that would be.  

I decided to show him The Powers of Ten video on YouTube so that he would have some idea of how far away the birds were at the end of part 3.

We look forward to reading more of the book soon as a preparation for our Ramadan project The Pool of Paradise based on The Conference of the Birds story.  

Please share your ideas for teaching children the rites of Ramadan.

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