Salam Sr. Suzanne, Let me start off by asking you a little bit about your background and why you started Over the Moon stories?
I am an elementary school teacher in a public school board in Burlington Ontario Canada. My current role is as the Equity and Inclusive Education Coordinator.
For many years I was also a teacher-librarian and I always wanted Muslim children to have entertaining and quality stories to read that showed positive representations of themselves, their faith and diverse cultures.
I started writing about 15 years ago and have published over 15 children’s titles in the mainstream education sector. My books can be found on Amazon.
“The Magic Tile” is one graphic reader that is about Muslim history during the Golden Age of Islam. ”Maysa and the Missing Shoe” is another graphic reader about a little girl whose shoes go missing at the mosque one Friday. I find that writing for children is a passion and writing for Muslim children is the icing on the cake.
What exactly is “Allah Made the World” and what makes the application different than the rest of the Muslim children apps in the marketplace?
“Allah Made The World” is the first fully animated interactive story book for Muslim children. It has audio narration, sound effected and animated features that children can touch to activate on each page. For example you can help the little girl character to water the garden, you can help the whale shoot water from his spout, and you can make the night stars twinkle while you listen to a version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. The illustrations are professionally created to be attractive to children and parents.
The story itself is a gentle reminder that we are part of a beautiful earth and we share it with so many other living creatures and people that we should appreciate and respect.