Mommy's Khimar

Mommy's Khimar

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother?s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn. A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head. A young girl plays dress up with her mother?s headscarves A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother?s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fan...

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Title:Mommy's Khimar
Author:Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1534400591
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Mommy's Khimar Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Apr 09, 2018
    This is one of the sweetest books ever, with glowing illustrations by Ebony Glenn (the cover reminds me so much of the similar profile of Lisa looking at Corduroy). A little girl plays dress-up with her mother's khimar (head scarf). Muslim representation in picture books is still scarc...
  • Lucia
    Apr 04, 2018
    A wonderful way to teach us all about another culture, how families love each other, how imagination is in everyone. Love the illustrations. ...
  • Elizabeth
    May 26, 2018
    This reminded me of My Mother's Sari (and also The Boy & the Bindi ). I think I like this one better. This feels richer to me than My Mother's Sari, but it's been a couple years since I read that -- and they may just be trying to do different things. [Edit 5/31/18: I got a copy ...
  • Hannah Holt
    Apr 18, 2018
    Luminous, lyrical, and lovely. This story follows a young girl as she plays dress up with her mother's khimar. The girl uses it as a crown, a cape, and wings to fly. It's a beautiful exploration of imagination and family love. There's a power in young children seeing children like them...
  • Tasha
    Jun 30, 2018
    A little girl watches her mother put on her khimar, her flowing headscarf. Her mother has so many of them, all colors and patterns. The little girl loves to play with them, twirling around and imagining that she is a queen. She pretends she?s a superhero, a bird or a shooting star wh...
  • Jasmine
    Jul 21, 2018
    This book would probably work as a basic introduction to hijabs or khimar, for kids who don?t have those in their life, but it?s more focused on kids whose mums are hijabi, I think. It?s a very good depiction of that time? I remember it very clearly? in early childhood when y...
  • Mary Ann
    Apr 15, 2018
    Mommy's Khimar is a delightful new picture book that is full of love, sunshine and imagination. A young Muslim girl plays dress up with her mother's khimar, or Islamic headscarf. When she wraps it around herself, she feels her mother's love surrounding her and she imagines all of the t...
  • Kate Narita
    Feb 09, 2018
    How I wish I would have had this book in my classroom last year! I had a student who wore a khimar, she called it hijab, but I didn't have any books that portrayed characters in a hijab. At the library, I found One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, that was it. Everyone needs a mirror when t...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 07, 2018
    Most little girls go through a phase when dressing up in their mother's clothes and jewelry is the best kind of play. The young Muslim American girl in Mommy's Khimar puts on her mom's headscarf in the same manner. It reminded me of Deep in the Sahara, though in that story, the girl un...
  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    Jul 13, 2018
    Culture: Muslim American A joyous little girl tells us all about her love of her mother's khimars and how she transforms them into imaginative play. Thompkins-Bigelow seamlessly weaves this Muslim symbol into her story for fellow Muslims and those unfamiliar with the Khimar/hijab. A...
  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    Jul 08, 2018
    This is an adorable debut picture book about an African-American Muslim girl who loves to play dress up with her mother's khimar (hijab). Mixed into the imaginative play is a story about celebrating the diversity in this young girl's life, and that of her family and community. I really...
  • Adrianna Ibrahim
    Jun 16, 2018
    A little long for story time, but a great book to expose kids to other cultures. Would be fun to read with What Can You Do With A Rebozo? ...
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    Apr 23, 2018
    4.5 stars This is an imaginative and colorful exploration of wearing a Khimar and what it means for a young girl who looks up to her mother. ...
  • AbsentLibrarian
    May 25, 2018
    A beautiful book about the bond of a mother and daughter. Wonderful illustrations. Working in a library, I really appreciate the simple representation of the Khimar and how it is a part of their lives and an item which bonds the two. A wonderful 'diversity' book that shows an aspect o...
  • Cheri
    Jun 23, 2018
    I adored this book and how it portrayed Muslims. there is a page dedicated to addressing family and friends who are not Muslim. great colors and illustrations. ...
  • KC
    Sep 19, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations and the concept of the story but some of it's repetitiveness took away from the message. ...
  • Renee
    Apr 24, 2018
    So cute. And I love the pictures. ...
  • Becky
    Apr 20, 2018
    "Mommy shakes her head, but her eyes are smiling." I appreciate that Mom-Mom doesn't wear a khimar or go to the mosque, and the author addresses that it doesn't matter... "we love each other just the same." The very end got a little weird in that it made it seem like the mom suddenl...
  • Tracie
    Sep 05, 2018
    A young girl imagines and dreams as she plays with her mommy's khimar. ...
  • Lirazel
    Jul 17, 2018
    4.5 stars 4.0 stars for the text--a very very sweet celebration of the khimar--and 5.0 stars for the absolutely gorgeous illustrations. The pictures are so bright and warm and colorful, I absolutely fell in love with Ebony Glenn's style. I can't wait to see what she does next. ...
  • Megan
    Jun 29, 2018
    So wonderful to see some Muslim representation in the pages of children's picture books! For that reason alone, the book stands out, but the charming illustrations and story elevate it still further. I love how the book explains the different names it goes by ("khimar" or "hijab") and ...
  • Mary Mckelvin
    May 28, 2018
    I must admit the art work made me pick it up. The colors are so inviting and warm!! The love you see between the mother and child is so real. She love everything about her mother even the khimar is wears. ...
  • Lindsay
    Jun 07, 2018
    Beautiful illustrations, but all the oppression and sexism that comes with requiring women to wear head coverings is completely passed over. I'm definitely not a supporter of requiring or encouraging children to wear a hijab. ...
  • Viviane Elbee
    Mar 26, 2018
    Wow! What a great book! The illustrations are adorable, and the main character is so relatable. She's imaginative and loves to play - pretending that the khimar (hijab) is the Queen's golden train, or golden wings to fly, or a superhero cape. She shows how wearing this scarf brings...
  • Emily Bolam
    Oct 16, 2018
    Such a sweet and joyful story, with adorable illustrations. ...
  • Effie
    Apr 09, 2018
    The pictures in this book are beautiful. It is so loving. I loved all the things the mom's khimar represented to the little girl: a queen's golden train, a mama bird's protective wings, a super-hero's cape. I loved the description of the mother's smell. This book was so full of love an...
  • Fatima
    Sep 19, 2018
    This is a really good book to read to children as young as 3, it has beautiful and colorful illustrations. All the pictures match the text, keep the children's attention by the interesting situations (superhero, bird, mommy etc). The book itself is definitely interesting for children a...
  • Jen Betton
    Jan 08, 2018
    The illustrations in this just glow! The character of the little girl is super adorable and relatable, and I love all the ways she pretends with her scarf - it reminds me of my own little girl and the towels she uses for capes and Rapunzel-hair. ...
  • Jessie Oliveros
    Apr 05, 2018
    I found the pastel colors of this book immediately inviting. And the illustrations are so Disney-esque, bright, and happy--a promise fulfilled by the rest of the book! A little Muslim girl plays dress-up with her mother's khimar. We see her in the closet with the many-colored headscarv...
  • RLL220_Amanda Alvarado
    Apr 15, 2018
    This book is must read for children and adults. The book talks about a young Muslim American girl who loves her mom khimar. It's a beautiful story about a daughter that wants to be just like her mom. The illustrations alone make you feel like your in the story. The bright pastel colors...