I Will Not Clean My Room – A Book Review


Author: Saharish Arshad

Illustrator: Elsa Estrada

Number of Pages: 30

Published by: Prolance

If you are looking for an amazing, engaging and colourful book to introduce your children to Jannah ‘I will not clean my room’ is a must have for your book shelf! Within a few minutes of receiving the book, I have already read it thrice and thoroughly enjoyed it.

‘I will not clean my room’ is a cute story with a sweet rhyme. It is about a restless young boy, Musa, who is asked by his mother to clean his messy bedroom. Instead of cleaning, however, he grabs the broom and starts day dreaming about Jannah. His dreams are the dreams of every child; gazillions of toys and chocolate streams. Children (and even adults!) can relate to his wonderful imaginings and every jumpy kid will resonate with Musa as he zooms across the room. (My son said, “I am so like Musa! I can’t sit still).

The book does have a moral; ‘good deeds are worth the effort’, and it has been given in a very simple, not-too-preachy manner. The encouraging words reassure the children that Allah will help them when they start on the path to Jannah. The book also portrays the importance of helping each other, not saying rude things and working together as a family.

The author Saharish Arshad has done a remarkable job as she conveys a simple idea in a captivating manner.  She has written in the past for Little Explorer’s Magazine and this is her first published book. It is the first book in the series ‘My Journey to Jannah’. Meticulous and detailed illustrations by Elsa Estrada add colour to the story.

The book is highly recommended for every parent who wishes to instill the love of Jannah in their children, wants them to crave it and race towards it through good deeds.

The book is available for purchase from Amazon and from the publisher Prolance.


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