Today I read A Rainbow in My Pocket, first published in Persian, and now available from Tiny Owl Press in London. Ali Seidabadi and Hoda Haddadi have captured the whimsical thoughts of a young Iranian girl, who reminds me of many young Americans. I was particularly taken with these lines: “I wish people/Would talk using only nice words- /Poetry/ Songs,/ Not harsh words/ That prod/ And poke you.” We need more multicultural books in our home and library collections and also more books created in other countries like A Rainbow in My Pocket. Thank you Ali for this inspiring and beautiful book.
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More about this book:
- A joyous whimsical poem. A review by Mirrors, Windows, Doors
- Discover your own rainbows. A review by Armadillo.
- Dreamy poems like a child’s imagination. A review by Guardian Witness, Nicky Wallis.
- Why the ants queue in such a straight line? A review by Parents In Touch.
- Watch this short video introducing Hoda Hadadi, the illustrator. Link
- A book for personal contemplation. A review by Jill Bennett.
- Poetic side of Tiny Owl Publishing. A blog post.