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Yasmin in Charge

(Yasmin #5-8)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates!), a clever solution to any problem is just around ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Picture Window Books
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Another great addition. An irrepressible child.
Umm Afraz
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This combined book has four stories, wherein Yasmin manages tricky situations tactfully:
1. In Yasmin the Teacher, she moderates her noisy class in her teachers absence.
2. In Yasmin the Chef, an inspiration from a trinket makes her prepare a wholesome snack.
3. In Yasmin the Zookeeper, she turns a mishap into an opportunity for a gesture of love and care.
4. In Yasmin the Superhero, she learns not all heroes need a villian.

What a vibrant character and colourful illustrations! Yasmin reminds me of
Shaye Miller
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Like other Yasmin books, this 91-paged story follows Yasmin on a few different adventures where her quick thinking saves the day. This time Yasmin is a teacher, then shes a chef, then a zookeeper, and finally, a superhero. These books provide pages with a large font, many colorful illustrations scattered throughout the text, and very short chapters perfect for beginning readers who arent yet ready for novels or novellas.

For more children's literature, middle grade literature, and YA literature
Bonnie Grover
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you #BookPosse for the ARC. I have enjoyed reading these early chapter books and Im sure kids are going to be able to see themselves in the diverse characters. As an intermediate teacher I would use these books to build background knowledge. This one contains Urdu vocabulary. They are engaging and informative. Yasmin is involved in 4 different adventures and has to get herself out of some sticky situations. She is a creative problem-solver and I liked that. I am looking forward to reading ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lower-elem
Yasmin has four different adventures in this book. She solves problems and helps others.
Information text on Urdu words included at the end.
Other informative text about Pakistan and discussion topics also included.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet collection of stories!! Enjoyed meeting Yasmin and her family. Love how the book incorporates authentic Pakistani culture including foods, clothing, and the Urdu language. Great way for kids to celebrate who they are and learn about others!
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an adorable book for strong, young readers. We really enjoyed it!
Maleeha Siddiqui
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adorable. I like this second bindup even more than the first.
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Move over Dick and Jane and Thing 1 and Thing 2, Yasmin Is In Charge! This series of books brings some long-needed diversity to children's easy readers. Well done!
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just as darling as the first Yasmin collection. My five year old is getting this one for her birthday next week and she's going to freak out!!!
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A collection of four stories: Yasmin the Teacher, Yasmin the Chef, Yasmin the Zookeeper, and (my personal favorite) Yasmin the Superhero. Grab a lassi and read!
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great book for the youngsters composed of 4 short stories. Again at the, Faruqi has great discussion questions pertaining to each story that can be used at home or at school. She also has a list of Urdu words used in each story translated, simple fun facts about Pakistan, and an easy project on how to make a paper bag super hero. A great learning tool for the classrooms on diversity, manners, and just being a typical kid.

'the Teacher' - Yasmin must keep her class under control when the
Another wonderful collection of Yasmin stories. My kids love them!
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent stepping stone chapter book between easy readers and longer chapters. Good job showing diversity without focusing on differences more than similarities.
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Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American author, essayist and interfaith activist. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan and currently resides in Houston, TX with her husband and two children. She writes for a number of publications online about the global contemporary Muslim experience. She is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her short stories have been ...more

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