The narratives are bland, the figures and locales in the art generic—but Muslim and non-Muslim children alike may find the perspective illuminating.
The Dream Bird takes children to the times of Prophet Muhammad, Prophet Jesus, and Prophet Moses in three different stories. Shakir's dream of knowing his Prophet comes true when Shakir visits MEcca and Medina with the Dream Bird. Marwa discovers how a baby can talk when in her sleep she is taken to the scene of Baby Jesus talking in the arms of her mother, Mary. Umar is taken to the time of Prophet Moses in the wings of the Dream Bird and feels the difficulties he and his nation endure.