3 months ago

HUWA WA HEYA

Over the past three months, I have been trying to read only Arabic books to my two youngest children. For youngsters whose first language is English, defining the gender differences has ... See more

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9 months ago

Politics for children?
Is it acceptable to make politically-themed stories for young children? I expect many would say no.

What if I ask the same question using different words? What if I ask if ... See more

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10 months ago

ILLUSTRATORS ARE PEOPLE TOO!

The four main types of books for children are:

1. Board Books: Pages made of cardboard rather than paper that are designed for baby hands and TEETH. These books usually ... See more

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10 months ago

COPYRIGHTS: The Snapchat Monkey

“In its mother’s eyes, a monkey is a gazelle”. This is a well-known Arabic proverb. When I was sketching it, I tried to think of ways to make the monkey pretty. ... See more

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1 year ago

MA FI ARABIC, ENGLEEZI BASS

Many of my Arabic friends have asked me why I write my posts in English only.
Where do I begin?

I think it started when I turned three - that’s when my mother began ... See more

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1 year ago

WHERE CAN I SELL BOOKS IN KSA? NOT IN A BOOKSHOP

When I published my first two books in 1997, I approached Jarir. They said my books wouldn’t sell because any title over 15 SR ($4) has no market. ... See more

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1 year ago

‏"كان يا ما كان،في جزيرة العرب برق وشادن "
هذه القصة مستوحاة من برنامج وثائقي شاهدته على قناة ناشيونال ... See more

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1 year ago

“ Once Upon a Time in the Arabian Peninsula Barq & Shaden”
This story is based on a documentary I watched on National Geographic, it is also based on the most recent scientific research on the ... See more

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1 year ago
Timeline Photos

“ Once Upon a Time in the Arabian Peninsula Barq & Shaden”
This story is based on a documentary I watched on National Geographic, it is also based on the most recent scientific research on the ... See more

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1 year ago

THE BOOK OF MANY COVERS

On November 16th 2016, I announced to you all that my new book was finally ready…it wasn’t.

For one thing, I wasn’t happy with the cover, so I changed it (2). I then ... See more

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