from a traveler

I just discovered your cute Habiba stories and wanted to thank you for taking the time to write and illustrate them and offer them on-line. I have begun learning colloquial Egyptian Arabic in preparation for a trip to Egypt later this year and am having a hard time finding interesting beginner level resources. I had hoped to begin by listening to and reading children’s storybooks and quickly discovered that everything is written in MSA. I have tried watching some of the Disney films as I’ve been told the Arabic versions are dubbed in the Egyptian dialect but am overwhelmed by the quantity of vocabulary.

Have you thought about making audio recordings available for Habiba’s stories? They would help me immensely.

Please continue writing your stories.

C.