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The Little Black Fish as reviewed by clpe

  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 […]


Tiny Owl suggests 5 books about Iran

Fot those curious to know more about Iran, Tiny Owl suggest five books to read in 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 […]


A review by: That’s Books and Entertainment

This is a masterful retelling of one of Aesop’s Fables. It is retold by Mahni Tazhibi. Originally written in Persian it has been skillfully and sympathetically translated by Azita Rassi. The evocative and colourful illustrations are by Mahni Tazhibi, himself. It is published by Tiny Owl Publishing and is in large format, so is a […]