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The Clever Mouse as reviewed by Books for Keeps

This translated Iranian folk tale is rather old fashioned in layout, with richly coloured illustration on one side of a double page and text set on an opposing white page. It’s a fable about Mr Koochi, an ordinary, hard working and eminently deserving mouse (very much like the voter all the parties were pitching for […]

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Happy birthday Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Happy birthday Ahmadreza Ahmadi. Tiny Owl has published When I Coloured in the World and Alive Again from his collection. Ahmadreza Ahmadi is a prominent Iranian poet, and his storytelling style reflects that. In 2010 he was short-listed for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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Marjan Vafaian, the illustrator of The Parrot and the Merchant

Marjan Vafaian, the illustrator of The Parrot and the Merchant

  The young successful Iranian illustrator Marjan Vafaian has illustrated The Parrot and the Merchant (2015). Marjan Vafaian has about 15 years of work experience, but her first illustrated book was published no earlier than 10 years ago. However, even before her works were published in books, they were included in various exhibitions and she was […]

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