When Mama Got Sick

Written by: Taghreed Najjar, Illustrated by: Aly Zainy,


One day, Mama wakes up feeling ill. Baba tells her to stay in bed and that he will take care of everything. How will the day end?

Parent/Teacher Guide

One day Mama falls sick and has to stay in bed. Dad reassures her that he, Jad and Tala will take care of all the needed chores. Jad and Tala excitedly make breakfast for Mama and keep ZuZu busy by playing with him. They also offer to put the white clothes in the washing machine. A surprise awaits them at the end of the story when they discover that the white clothes, they put in the washing machine had turned pink.
* How can you help if Mama gets sick and has to stay in bed? How do you feel after you help someone?
* What are all the chores that need to be done in the house? Name some of them.
* Is the housework the responsibility of one person in the family?
Why do we all have to chip in?
* Do Dads have to help too? How did Dad help in the story? How do your Dads help at home?
* Why did the white clothes turn pink at the end of the story?

Additional information
ISBN 9789957042004
Binding Soft cover
Pages 24
Age Range 3+
Year of Publication 2019
Weight 0.135 kg
Dimensions 22 × 22 cm


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About the Author: Taghreed Najjar

Taghreed Najjar is an award-winning author of children and young adult books. She started writing in the late 70’s while working as a teacher. She is considered a pioneer in the field of children literature in Jordan. In 1996 she founded her own publishing house, Al Salwa, which is now one of the top publishers for children content in the region. She does her best writing in her quiet office overlooking her flower-filled garden, with her pet turtle and cat for company. She especially enjoys interacting with her readers and truly feels privileged to be part of their childhood memories. Her books have been translated to numerous languages. To know more about Taghreed’s books follow her on social media and check out www.alsalwabooks.com

About the Illustrator: Aly Zainy

Aly Alzainy lives in Alexandria Egypt. As a child he was fascinated by art and would daily draw a visual diary of all that he encountered. He also loved to draw family members, friends and their pets. He experimented with different styles and art mediums and recently started illustrating children picture books with great success.