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The princess in The Clever Mouse

The value of kindness over appearances

Thank you Ferelith Hordon for a fabulous review of The Clever Mouse. This review is published in IBBY Link, spring 2016:   Anahita Teymorian, trans. Azita Rassi from Persian, ed. Pippa Goodhart, London: Tiny Owl, hb. 9 781 9103 2801 9, 2015, £11.99, 25pp. [Picture Book. Age range 3–5. Keywords: Arabian Nights; anthropomorphism; mouse; humour; princess.] […]


Food for thought!

Read a wonderful review of A Bottle of Happiness by Jill Bennett with a few fantastic children’s answers to what they would put in their bottle of happiness.    A Bottle of Happiness Pippa Goodheart and Ehsan Abdollahi Tiny Owl   A Bottle of Happiness – now that’s something we could all do with from time […]


About the simplicity and tenderness of life

Read a wonderful review of A Rainbow in My Pocket by fab Gill Robins in Books For Keeps:   Redolent of the work of Eric Carle, this beautiful book attempts to capture the ephemeral thoughts and wishes of a young child. The poetic sentences of the text take the reader gently through a week of images and […]

A Bottle of Happiness

The illustrations are wonderful!

Read a wonderful review of A Bottle of Happiness by North Somerset teachers’ Book Award:     Can you bottle happiness? Can you bottle laughter? Can you bottle love? This book is an original tale yet it has the feel of a traditional one which tells the story of Pim and his dog, Tiddle. They […]


Stories join us all together!

Read a review of The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Ferelith Hordon for IBBY Link.   The Boy Who Cried Wolf will be familiar to many young readers who will have met it as one of Aesop’s fables. But it is story that features in many different countries around the world, as it does here […]


There’s so much to enjoy here!

Read a wonderful review of Will & Nill by fab Jill Bennett for Books for Keeps:   Meet two cats, Will and Nill, different in almost every way except that they are both, on this particular morning, very hungry. Will however decides to do something about it; off he goes in search of food and, […]


Un-stereotypical and visually intriguing

Read a wonderful review of The Orange House by Jane Doonan for School Library Association(SLA):   Kazemi, Nahid (translated by Azita Rassi)The Orange House. Tiny Owl, 2016, pp24, £12.99. 978 1 910328 11 8              There is much to be discussed and enjoyed in this handsome picture book about change and becoming reconciled to it.  […]