Thursday, October 30, 2008

Books for my son

Last night I bought some books for my son.. his birthday is middle of next month. Try to find a decent and educational books, with lots of picture and good story. A few days ago I called him  and asked, what he want for his birthday, he simply answered " Luqman nak buku ".

I went to a nearby mall and went up to Gramedia bookstore, searching for books that's is suitable with his age... hmmm..... There's quite a number of children Islamic book, but I do not prefer them so much, because the book depicted the image of our Prophets in most of the " Kisah-kisah para Nabi " books, although there's no depiction of Prophet Muhammad pbuh.

The price of local published books here is acceptable.... but imported books is expensive...  I managed to buy ' The adventure of Tin -Tin ' books (3 copies) in  Bahasa Indonesia. The original books in English, is expensive... 4 times the local price. I also bought books about pirates with 3D diagram, from a local kid store downstairs. Previously I also bought 3D books about Dinosaur and Jungle animals. It's seem I'm the only person buying books from that kid store.

Probably he will enjoy reading the books, viewing the pictures and learn some Bahasa Indonesia....

3 comments:

Jumper said...

For a boy at his age wishing for books on his birthday in the era of Ben 10, Ultraman Kosmos and Masked Riders, I must say that Luqman of yours is a pleasant rarity. Enjoy yourself in guiding him in the world of imagination as you turn the pages with your little one.

orangmuar said...

Actually, he already has a collection of Transformer Bumbblebee, Brawl, Jazz, Spider Man, Ultraman etc... Perhaps he's getting bored with the action figure, and found pleasure in reading. For me... books is less expensive than action figure and last longer...

Syed said...

Try Asterix and Obelix, it is quite good, like Tin Tin with pictures along with stories.

I think Tin Tin indonesian version is not that good compared with the English version but I guess 4 times the price difference really make a difference.