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Read a review of When I Coloured in the World by Katie Clapham for Books for Keeps magazine, March 2017 No. 222.   This colourful picture book from Iranian Writer Ahmadreza Ahmadi follows a simple concept – a child is given a box of crayons and using each colour they cover something bad in the […]

I’m not a Jackal, I’m a Peacock!

Read a wonderful review by Tamsin Rosewell for kenilworth Books   ‘I’m not a Jackal, I’m a Peacock!’ The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock Rumi and Firoozeh Golmohammadi Tiny Owl 9781910328132 HB £12.99   If you haven’t yet found the work of small publisher called Tiny Owl, come in and have a look. […]

Happiness is more precious than possessions!

Read a wonderful review of A Bottle of happiness by June Hopper Swain for IBBY Link February 2017.   A Bottle of Happiness, Pippa Goodhart, illus. Ehsan Abdollahi, London: Tiny Owl Publishing, hb. 978 1 9103 2820 0, 2016, £12.99, 28pp. [Picture book, 4–8 years. Keywords: happiness; rich versus poor.] This is a delightful and heart-warming […]

Making the world a better place!

Making the world a better place!

Read a wonderful review of When I Coloured in the World by Eye Magazine:   When I Coloured in the World By Ahmadreza Ahmadi, illustration by Ehsan Abdollahi   This book is the product of a powerful partnership between Ahmadi, an Iranian poet, and illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi – also illustrator of A Bottle of Happiness, […]

The Elephant's Umbrella

A lovely tale perfect for storytelling

Read a wonderful review of The Elephant’s Umbrella by Outside in World:   Elephant loves his brightly coloured umbrella; when it rains he likes nothing more than being able to offer shelter to his friends so that they can keep cosy and dry. But one day when the elephant was sleeping a gust of wind […]

Bijan & Manije; an exciting literary page-turner for all readers, young and old alike!

Read a wonderful review of Bijan and Manije by Sarah Stokes for IBBY Link February 2017.   Bijan and Manije Ali Seidabadi, illus. Marjan Vafaian, trans. Azita Rassi, London: Tiny Owl Books, hb. 978 1 9103 2814 9, 2016, £12.99, 24pp. First published in Iran in 2016 by Chekkeh Publishers. [Picture storybook, 5–10 years. Keywords: […]