My Favourite Animal

Written by: Taghreed Najjar, Illustrated by: Manal Hadaddeen,


The teacher asks the children to bring their favorite animals to “show and tell”. What a surprise for everyone when Hazem enters the class with his favorite animal. What could Hazem’s favorite animal be? Life the flap to find out!

Parent/Teacher Guide

Children love animals, this story talks about “show and tell’ where each child brings to class his/her favorite animal. Children will enjoy the funny pictures where each child is depicted as looking like his/her favorite animal. Each child shares with the others a piece of information about the animal brought to class. The surprise is when Hazem brings in his favorite animal. “My Favorite Animal” is a story that can be used interactively and creatively with the child.

Additional information
ISBN 9789957040345
Binding Soft Cover
Pages 20
Age Range
Year of Publication 2005
Weight 0.108 kg
Dimensions 21 × 5 × 21 cm

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About the Author: Taghreed Najjar

Taghreed Najjar is a pioneer of modern children's literature in Jordan. A graduate of the American University of Beirut,Taghreed started her career as a teacher before becoming a full time writer of picture books and young adult novels. Her YA novels have been celebrated widely by her readers and various schools in the region have adopted them as part of their curriculum. A number of her books have won awards while others have been translated into foreign languages like English, Swedish, Turkish, French and Chinese.  
One of her most critically acclaimed works is a series of ten picture books revolving around six-year old Jude and her family and friends.'The Halazone Series', deals with everyday childhood issues which are treated with humor and deftness by the author. One of Taghreed’s pet projects was collecting old Arabic children rhymes and publishing them in book and digital form to make them accessible to the modern child and family of today. She published two collections of rhymes, the latest entitled 'Musical Tickles' was selected by the National Centre for Children's Literature (a service of the French National Library) as one of the best publications in the Arab World in 2012/2013.

Taghreed is a member of the Jordanian Writer’s Association and takes part in international and regional conferences and workshops that deal with children literature.