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A day full of love, music, and colour

On Saturday 9 April 2016, we had a fantastic children’s book reading event at Belsize Park Community Library, one of the most gracious and welcoming libraries in North West London.   *See more photos of this event here.   The event consisted of a reading of two of our Persian children’s stories by Tania Khojasteh, Director of Über Tutors, three sing along activities by the talented Caroline Chan and a ‘colour your world’ drawing activity…

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Picture books have to appeal to a double audience

Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much? Read Nicolette Jones’s answer: Certainly adults can appreciate them just as much. It makes no more sense to say we grow out of illustration than that we grow out of fine art. In fact picturebooks in particular have to appeal to a double audience, because adults have to read them aloud to pre-readers – perhaps many times. *Nicolette is a writer, critic…

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Adults, open yourselves to picture books and enjoy the riches to be found there!

Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much? Read Pippa Goodhart’s answer: ‘Adults can certainly appreciate picture books, although some might have to re-learn the art of immersing yourself into a visual story in the way that children do as a text is read aloud to them, and to finding more in a story on repeated readings.  There’s such an emphasis on ‘literacy’ in schools, whilst artwork is given little…

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Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?

By: Delaram Ghanimifard, Tiny Owl Publishing’s co-founder As a child, I loved my books. I looked at their pictures before I knew how to read, and wished my dress had the same flowers as the girl in the book. The colours and illustrations amused me for hours. When I grew older and learned to read all-text and no-illustrations books I forgot about the pleasure of picture books. I still loved art books, photograph books, and…

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