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Give picture books the status they deserve

A summary of experts’ opinions.   ‘Are picture books for children, or can adults enjoy them just as much’?  We’ve put this question to authors, illustrators, teachers, and booksellers since two months ago. It has been a successful survey. From those we asked, most answered kindly to the inquiry. They made many brilliant points. We […]

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an extract of an old issue of Shahnameh

An amazing adaptation of a Persian ancient epic poetry

An introduction to our next book: Bijan & Manije, Debut August 2016 Written by: Mateen Arghandehpour, MA student in Classics and Ancient History at Durham University   Bijan & Manije Ali Seidabadi and Marjan Vafaeian   An exciting new book is on the way! Adapting from ancient epic poetry from 10th century Persia, Tiny Owl […]

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Whatever their age, the audience can take something away from a picture book

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   The Book Sniffer Blog: Picture books are for EVERYONE!   Picture books are for EVERYONE! I weep with dismay when I hear “grown-ups” ushering little ones […]

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Picture books; an endless appeal to all ages

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   Piers Torday: No storytelling is as simple and immediately effective as that of pictures   I firmly believe that picture books are for everyone. Human storytelling […]

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Will & Nill. Photo by the Guardian reader: Catherine

What do cats like doing

Read a wonderful review of Will & Nill in the Guardian Witness by Katherine and Magnus:   Will and Nill by Farhad Hasanzadah and Atieh Markazi Will and Nill are two cats who wake up in their alley feeling really hungry. Nill wants to have a really lazy day but Will would like some fun and […]

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Our Exciting forthcoming title: Bijan & Manije

Our Exciting forthcoming title: Bijan & Manije

Are you looking for something different? We are happy and very excited to announce that our new title from the Persian classic range will come out in August. Bijan & Manije is a beautiful story of love across the divide, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, but with a distinctive Persian flavour. A twist of fate […]

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Read picture books and don’t mess the world up!

Read picture books and don’t mess the world up!

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   David Litchfeild: Read picture books and don’t mess the world up!   yes, definitely…More adults should read picture books, then maybe they will remember the magic […]

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Picturebooks are loved by ALL ages

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   Sarah Yewman: It makes me want to scream!   It makes me want to scream when I hear someone pigeon-hole picture books for an audience under […]

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An illustration by Parviz Kalantari

A tribute to the creator of masterpieces about nomadic life

On 21st of May, we lost Parviz Kalantari, one of the most renowned illustrators in Iran. Tiny Owl was lucky to publish his last work for children, Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird. Parviz’s artistic life was dedicated to introducing nomadic tribes of Iran and their lifestyle to his audience. Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird shows the everyday life of […]

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