This story discusses the fun children have at the farm playing with animals and then playing ball. But there is danger lurking there too. Someone had forgotten to lock the pool gate and the ball falls in the pool. In such situations children may try to get the ball without thinking about their safety. “Adventure on the Farm” presents such a possibility and shows the dangerous situation that arises. It also presents the right action that children should take. The first is to get an adult as quickly as possible and the second is to be resourceful like Razan whose quick wit helped her think of a solution that saved Tarek and did not endanger her. A great story to read when talking about safety issues around swimming pools. The story also celebrates a child’s resourcefulness.
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.