I am seriously considering writing a book on Islam for children (early logic stage/9-12) from an LDS perspective. I've searched for books like this, and I don't think there are any. If there really isn't one, I think it is needed.
Children are taught about Islam in school and I've met a number of parents who are uncomfortable with what their children are learning, but they don't know enough themselves about Islam to even have a meaningful conversation with their children. Certainly there are many non-LDS children's religion books, but I think some parents would be more comfortable with an LDS perspective.
I love Islam and all world religions. I have great respect for other religious traditions and beliefs. It bothers me when I hear people in church making derogatory or ignorant remarks about other religions. How can we love and respect others- two absolutely necessary factors in missionary work- without understanding their basic beliefs?
Do you think this would work? I hope a children's book wouldn't require so much time to write. I easily have 3-4 hours every day to work on it without having to get childcare. I have been told that getting an illustrator is difficult, but I would prefer to use photographs instead.
I think I'll at least write a chapter and send it to Deseret Book to see what they think.