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The Nicest Day

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


Raad can’t wait for his Birthday party to begin. He whiles away the time helping Mom and Dad prepare for the party. Finally Raad’s friends come and the party begins. What could be hiding in one of Raad’s presents? Lift the flap to find out!

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Parent/Teacher Guide

Celebrating a Birthday is an especially important event in a child’s life. Planning for a Birthday can be as much fun as the Birthday itself. It is a day when a child is singled out and made to feel special. “The Nicest Day” takes the child step by step through the anticipation and the fun of getting ready for the Birthday party which ends with the present opening and a surprise present. Children relate to such stories and the door is opened to discussions about each child’s personal experience wishes and expectations.

Additional information
ISBN 9789957140328
Binding Soft Cover
Pages 20
Age Range
Year of Publication 2004
Weight 0.104 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.