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Tell the world what you think of your favourite book. To celebrate World Literacy Day on September 8, Magrudy’s wants to read your reviews. Open to kids aged five-eight years, nine-12 years as well as teens and adults, selected critiques will be plastered across Magrudy’s stores, on the website and in the newsletter. Magrudy’s will donate Dhs25 to local literacy projects for every review received at the store or to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of October. On Literacy Day itself the Dubai Festival City branch is hosting a bookish bash with storytelling, book quiz and a treasure hunt from 4pm-8pm.
Call 04 344 4009 or visit www.magrudy.com for details.
Get the kids involved in charity this Ramadan by helping them put together an art kit for orphaned or abandoned youngsters, who are taking part in Palestine’s Children’s Art Festival in December. Start, a non-profit programme launched by Art Dubai in 2007, needs more than 200 kits containing coloured pencils, a glue stick, scissors, coloured felt tips, eraser, sharpener, pencil case, ink, a 30cm ruler and an A4 plastic document holder. Drop your haul off at thejamjar, behind The Dubai Garden Centre in Al Quoz, or the Total Art Gallery, which is in the Courtyard Building behind Times Square Centre. The Early Learning Centre is also collecting used toys for local charities. If you hand in a minimum of eight toys, you will receive a Dhs50 voucher to spend on purchases over Dhs250.
Well done to five-year-old twins Tom and Marc, pictured here with their winning entries to our Bakugan Brawler drawing competition (June issue). The boys won a Nintendo DS and Bakugan goodies!