“A Window in My Mouth” is a fun story that deals with the experience of losing milk teeth. An experience that is shared by children everywhere. It highlights the childhood ritual in our culture of throwing the milk tooth to the sun and asking for a new stronger one. A ritual that comforts the child and assures him that a new tooth will grow instead of the one he lost. The story also talks about the importance of teeth for digestion and for pronouncing certain sounds and letters. When Salam loses her two front teeth she has difficulty pronouncing words that begin with S including her name. Her brother Ghaith makes fun of her and when it is his turn to lose his milk teeth he is happy that his name has no S sounds which means Salam can’t tease him back.
A Window in My Mouth
Written by: Doniazad Al Saadi, Illustrated by: Nour Ghassan,
Gaith teases his sister Salam when she loses her two front teeth. He makes fun of the window in her mouth and the fact that she can’t pronounce certain letters correctly. Ghaith is proud of his strong white teeth that can chew and munch all kinds of food; but what will happen when it is Ghaith’s turn to lose his front teeth?
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Dimensions||21 × 21 cm|
About the Author: Doniazad Al Saadi
Doniazad Al Saadi is a teacher turned writer. She has a BA in philosophy and psychology and has been teaching elementary school kids since 2003. She now teaches secondary school kids philosophy. She started writing for kids in 2005. One of her stories “ When you get Angry” was on the honor list for the ” Kitabi Award” in 2015 and for best book production in 2013 for "the Etisalat Award.” Al Saadi focuses on themes that help children think and on the importance of positive thinking. She has translated a number of stories from English to Arabic and edited others.
About the Illustrator: Nour Ghassan
Nour Ghassan is an illustrator, a designer, a singer and many more. She finds her inspiration in old tales and memorabilia and in all sorts of spaces; big or small, open or dense, dark or full of light. What she loves more than a good story is illustrating it!