Tala asks her friend Sarah to let her ride in her new red car, but Sarah refuses. Tala is sad and goes home crying. But Jad has a great idea that will soon bring the smile back to Tala’s face. What could the idea be? Will they all have fun playing together?
Parent and Teacher guide
Sara invites her neighbor Tala to come and see her brand, new red car. Tala asks to ride the beautiful car but Sara refuses adamantly. Tala is sad and returns to her house crying. Jad has a great idea. He and Tala make a beautiful car from bits and pieces in their garage. When Sara sees the beautiful car, they made she asks to be allowed to ride in it. Tala agrees if she also shares her car with them.
They all have a great time playing together.
*Why did Sara refuse to allow Tala to ride in her new car?
* Do you like sharing your new toys with your friends?
* Is it fun to recycle things and make them into new toys or art?
Have you ever done that?
* Describe how Jad and Tala felt after their car was ready to ride?
* Why did Sara change her mind at the end of the story?
About the Author
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 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.