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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 […]

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A reminder of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’

Read a wonderful review of The Parrot and the Merchant by Laura Davies for Outside in World   The Parrot and the Merchant Author: Based on a tale by Rumi Illustrator: Marjan Vafaian Translator: Azita Rassi ISBN: 9781910328033 Reading age: 6 – 8 (and 9 – 11 as a stimulus for philosophical enquiry)   The […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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