The book Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow revolves around the story of the three friends living inside Amina's mind: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow. One day, the three friends argue about the importance of each one of them to Amina and in order to prove who the most important is, they agree that each one will disappear for one day. They each take turns disappearing, causing havoc in Amin’a life and infuriating Amina’s teachers and friends. The three friends decide that they will never disappear again after they notice that they are all important to Amina, who was quite miserable in their absence. The illustrations showing Amina's room are quite colorful with all the pink furniture making the book attractive for young girls. However, the quality of the illustrations in the body of the book isn’t as good as the cover. The reader might be a bit confused by the story, as some parts don’t make sense and the effect of the disappearance of each character is sometimes confusing. The idea of emphasizing the importance of the past, present and future is vital for children, but the author could have elaborated more as the effects seem a bit shallow.
Review by Yasmine Gamal Ellaithy
Author: Mona El-Shayeb
Illustrator: Samar Salah El-Din
Publisher: Nahdet Misr, 2013
ISBN number: 622-113-334-560-6
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