My Little Cairo ABC and 'Foshetna fel Qahira' teaches children about Cairo by taking them on an animals' journey to important spots in the city.
Apart from 'Ragol al-Mostaheel' and 'El-Moghameroon el-Khamsa', many of us would find ourselves at a loss if asked to list intrinsically Egyptian children's books, especially ones set in our beautiful capital city. This was, in large part, one of the driving forces behind German author Kirsten Jankowski's decision to write her children's book, Our Little Cairo ABC, and Foshetna fil Qahira (co-written by Reem Shamel) in Arabic, which will be launched with a book singing on February 7th at Osana Family Wellness in Maadi. The book, published by Pencil Case Publishing House, takes readers on a journey of different animals at important attractions around the city, and teaching them letters and words in the process.
The book is available in both Arabic and English, and will soon be also published in German. The idea of different animals visiting various Cairo sites is on the brink of being way too cute for us to handle, and we are in love. This book, which features super pretty illustrations by Ahmed Hossam ('Our Little Cairo') and Eileen Ashraf ('Foshetna fil Qahira') the book brings something new to the table with its concept of being a modern Egyptian children's book, which appeal to kids today.
The book launch and signing will also include an exhibition of the illustrations found in the English and Arabic versions of the books and will be available for sale separately, which will run from February 7th until February 21st. For more information about the book and the event, you can head over to their Facebook event page.