This is a beautiful and compelling book with strong and important allegorical messages. Written in the 60s by noted Iranian social critic, teacher and author Samad Behrangi, it was banned in pre-revolutionary Iran for its political thrust. The story of the little black fish is told by an old fish to her twelve thousand grandchildren. […]
Interesting multimedia by Radio Zamaneh, based in Amsterdam, about Tiny Owl here.
Jackie Morris has updated her facebook page about The little Black Fish. She wrote: This book is a must for all schools. A book for all who dare to be different. And Tiny Owl are different. Blogging about this glorious book in next couple of days. Love it. It swims against the shallow tide of […]
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Two Introductions to Tiny Owl and our titles by Radio Free Europe in Persian language here and here.
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read the review here.
On World Book Day, it’s good to be able to feature a picture book from a new publishing house that plans to make more international children’s literature available in the UK. They are beginning with some eye-catching books from Iran, both classic and contemporary. The Little Black Fish dares to defy his mother and […]
An inteview with THE BIG ISSUE 1. The Little Black Fish, Samad Behrangi, illustrated by Farshid Mesghali The Little Black Fish lives in a pond, but is curious to reach the sea. This children’s book is an allegory for a nation in which it was dangerous to dare to be politically different. 2. Tahmineh’s […]
I have loved reading Aesop’s Fables since I was a child as they all have great messages for any youngster to learn. When I heard about the latest illustration version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. I was really keen to share it with Monkey. This beautiful hardback version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf […]