Best Eid Ever, The
- Featured in MOSAIC 2007, an annual multicultural literature exhibit hosted by Lincoln (NE) Public Schools Library Media Services. The exhibit featured the best and most current multicultural titles from 2006-2007.
- Included on the 15th Annual Skipping Stones Honor Awards list.
- Included in the 2008 edition of The Best Children’s Books of the Year, an annotated bibliography from the Children’s Book Committee of Bank Street College of Education in New York City.
- Middle East Book Award Honorable Mention --Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC)
- Storytelling World Resource Awards Honor Book
"[A] beautifully composed story... This is a heartwarming tale of a child’s generosity, and Jacobsen’s illustrations flesh out the warmth and tenderness of the characters’ interaction. This is a welcome contribution, giving much-needed visibility to a celebration observed by over ten million people in North America."
—School Library Journal
"Sweet and heart-tugging."
—Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH)
"[T]he clearly written story will interest many children, including those who have never heard of this special day. Jacobsen’s pastel-pencil pictures illustrate the story with warmth. Appended are a glossary, a pronunciation guide, and explanations of references that may be unfamiliar to children. By the writer of My Name Is Bilal (2005), this is a welcome addition to holiday collections."
In the March 2008 issue of Library Media Connection, reviewer Roxanne Welch Mills writes of Asma Mobin-Uddin's The Best Eid Ever:"After reading this book, children will have a greater appreciation for the Muslim culture and will have no problem realizing that love is an action word. This book would be a nice read-aloud for elementary age children."