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Picture books have never been just for children

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:   Eric Heyman: Picture books have never been just for children I’ve always read picture books and illustrated them. All good children’s book classics have been read […]

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The Little Black Fish

This is a recent thing to exclude illustration in all but very young children’s 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 a different but very interesting answer from an independent bookshop:       Kenilworth Books:   Yes certainly! If you look at our shelves then, yes the vast majority […]

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Pam Dix

I am passionate about picture books!

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:   Pam Dix:   It is one of my life’s missions to convince adults  (and older children) of the pleasures that they miss if they do not […]

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Bijan and Manijeh from Book of Kings

The universal language of images!

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators and journalists that: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   Jackie Morris:  My favourite illustrators are those who speak to all ages I have read far more picture books as an adult than I ever read […]

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Tiny Owl’s Bestsellers in April

When I Coloured-in the World Our first bestseller in April was When I Coloured-in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi.   A Summery Of the book:  This is a book of profound simplicity. A child uses crayons to colour and change the world, making it kinder, more hopeful place. Boredom gives way to […]

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It’s been a very busy week for Tiny Owl, leading a campaign for picture books. Tiny owl asked more people ‘Are picture books for children, or can adults enjoy them as much?’ We had many brilliant responses. The debate still continues of course. You can see them in this week’s posts. The other option is […]

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There is always hope

Written by: Delaram Ghanimifard, Co-founder at Tiny Owl Publishing   Have you ever faced a situation when big changes in life seem to obstruct your view of future? Have you ever felt that tomorrow is an ambiguous meaningless word? If your child was ever in a situation like that what would you do to help?   […]

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You are NEVER too old to read Picture books!

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators and journalists that: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   SF Said: My answer is very short & very simple: “Picture books are for everyone – you are NEVER too old to read them!!!” *SF Said […]

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Vivian French

Picture books are for EVERYONE!

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators and journalists that: Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much? Below you will find more answers.   Vivian French: Picture books are for EVERYONE! It’s sad when adults dismiss them as just for kids … they’re missing out on so much. *Vivian is author of […]

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