Who Took My Sandwich?
Every morning Mama prepares tasty fun looking sandwiches for Jad and Tala’s lunchboxes. One day the sandwiches start to mysteriously disappear from Jad’s lunchbox and are replaced by other sandwiches. Jad thinks of a plan to uncover the mystery of the missing sandwiches. What is his plan, and will it succeed?
Parent and Teacher guide
Jad’s friends are envious of the fun-looking and tasty sandwiches his mother puts in his lunchbox. When Jad refuses to share his sandwiches with his friends his sandwiches suddenly disappear and are mysteriously exchanged with boring Jam sandwiches.
To find out who the culprits are he comes up with a brilliant idea and with the help of Tala executes it. Jad discovers that his friends are the culprits but at the same time falls for the same trick he played on his friends.
- What is your favorite sandwich?
- When you open your lunchbox what do you like to see in it?
- Why do you think that Jad and Tala’s mom makes their sandwiches look pretty?
- Why do you think Jad’s friends decided to switch sandwiches with him?
- What kinds of things do your friends share with you?
- How did Jad find out who was taking his food?
- Do you think that Jad’s friends feel guilty about taking his food? Why? Or why not?
- What should we do when we do something wrong?
- If you were in Jad’s place, would you accept his friend’s apology? Why? Or why not?
- Do you think that Jad should have shared some of the food in his lunchbox?
- What happened when Jad gave part of his sandwich to Tamer?
About the Author
Taghreed Najjar is a 2019 nominee for the Astrid Lindgren award and a several-time winner and short listee of the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature. Her most recent award, YA book of the year (2019) was for her title Whose Doll is This?
With a portfolio spanning 4 decades, Taghreed – a multifaceted author - writes picture books, middle grade and young adult books. Her picture books have become classics that are read and enjoyed by generations. While her YA novels have found great success in addressing difficult subjects reflecting political and cultural realities in the region.
Several of Najjar’s books have been recommended by The White Ravens and several have been translated to languages including English, Italian, Swedish, Danish, French and Turkish.
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's picture books with great success.