|Dimensions||21 × 29.7 cm|
The Amazing Toilet Paper Roll
Illustrated by Dina Fawakhiri
Toilet paper rolls are abundantly available in all houses. Instead of throwing them away we can recycle them into craft ideas. Making crafts keeps children busy, encourages their creativity and helps them strengthen their hand and finger muscles. Craft books help children follow instructions carefully and focus more on the work at hand.“The Amazing Paper Roll” has a lot of fun and easy to follow crafts for children of all ages.
Parent and Teacher guide
The Amazing Toilet Paper Roll showcases fun easy to make craft ideas from paper rolls that will keep children happily busy while teaching them about recycling. In this digital age, it is important to encourage children to make things using their hands and small muscles instead of just clicking on a digital platform. Making crafts is an important part of childhood activities and should be encouraged by teachers and parents. It helps children express their creativity through color and through the objects they make. it also gives them the opportunity to relax from the stresses of the day. Craft books also help children follow simple instructions. Family crafts also bring families together. What better way than to make crafts from material that is readily available in every household, toilet paper rolls.
About the Author
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.
About the Illustrator
Born and raised in the UAE, Dina Fawakhiri returned to her native Amman to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in 1997, and began working in advertising soon after. Today Dina is the Creative Director of one of Jordan’s most prominent agencies, Wunderman, with numerous awards to her name. As a young artist, Dina’s favorite medium was pencil on paper, preferring black and white to color, with smooth rounded lines and perfect forms. But the fast-paced, commercially-driven advertising world eventually influenced her work as an artist. Inspired by the ease and speed of digital illustration, Dina’s lines got simpler, cleaner, bolder and faster. She began experimenting with color and found herself drawn to digital art as a new medium that lent itself to surrealist conceptual exploration. Several group exhibitions followed, and led to the “Space on board” skateboard exhibition in 2012, which presented a new and much welcome challenge – 3D work. Dina’s paper mache and wood carved skateboards were an opportunity ...