I DREAM OF BEING A CEMENT MIXER (أحلم أن أكون خلاط إسمنت)
Haddam is a wrecking ball truck who dreams of becoming a cement mixer. He doesn't like how his wrecking ball gets in the way of everything and how it demolishes things when he laughs or when cries. He wants to choose what he wants to be in life but that doesn't appear possible. What will Haddam do to manage his abilities, dreams, and emotions?
This story is full of metaphors for life about friendship, ambitions, and accepting one's self that can be appreciated by older children and adults alike. The recipient of the 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award, the story is recommended for readers ages 10+.
Author: Hussain Almutawaa
Illustrator: Walid Taher
Publisher: Dar Alhadaek
Paperback -- 38 pages
9.5 x 8.75 inches