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Storytime and Collage with Nadine Kaadan

Family Fun at Home


Leila lives in a high orange tower waiting for Sami, but every time Sami arrives, he calls and calls from down below, but she doesn’t answer and he wonders why – until he finally realizes that they may speak a different language. 

Join award winning author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan at home as she reads the children’s book Answer Me Leila – a poetic tale of listening and acceptance. A unique opportunity to join the author as she brings her own story to life, this short video is suitable for children of all ages and their grown-ups.

Follow up with a fun art activity! Inspired by the story about the friendship of Leila and her friend Sami, author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan will guide you how to make a collage. This short video is a perfect companion to the story time video and suitable for children of all ages and their grown-ups.

Nadine Kaadan is an award winning children’s writer and illustrator, publishing in Arabic and English. The author of 15 children’s books. She was joint winner of the Arab British Centre Award for Arab Culture 2019. Her book Tomorrow was shortlisted for the 2019 Little Rebels Book Award. 

We would love to see and share what you create. Please use the hashtag #mosaicreates

Image 1: Nadine Kaadan, Answer Me Leila. Courtesy of Nadine Kaadan.

Image 2: Family Fun at The Mosaic Rooms.

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