Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet

Zanib Mian (Author) Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$13.99  $12.87
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593109212

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About the Author

Zanib Mian was a science teacher before launching a small independent publisher, Muslim Children's Books. Passionate about representation in children's publishing, she is on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.

Nasaya Mafaridik is based in Indonesia. Self-taught, she has a passion for children's books and bright, colourful stationery.

Reviews

β˜… "In their #OwnVoices debut, Mian and Mafaridik create a relatable and hilarious story . . . Exploding with personality and imagination, Omar is an easy character to love." -Booklist, starred review

"A very kid-friendly and appealingly honest story about being different, being labeled 'other.'" --The New York Times Book Review

"Wildly imaginative Omar's free-association narrative, laced with expressive hand lettering and Mafaridik's playfully exaggerated line art, remains chipper and uplifting." -Publishers Weekly

"Mian seamlessly weaves Islamic values and teachings through Omar's chatty narration . . . Readers will be excited to see where Omar's imagination will take him next." --Kirkus Reviews

"The playful text is bolstered with illustrations throughout that show off [Omar's] creativity and imagination. A great #OwnVoices story for children to learn more about connection and empathy." -School Library Journal

"Elementary school readers will find both a funny, relatable new companion and a primer on Muslim family life with the start of this series. . . Mafaridik's cartoony artwork and illustrative lettering visualize Omar's imagination." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books