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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 their community and swim away from the small section of the stream which circumscribes their lives on a quest to…

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THE BIG ISSUE: 5 BOOKS FOR ANY ONE CURIOUS ABOUT LIFE IN IRAN

An inteview with 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 which it was dangerous to dare to be politically different. 2. Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird, Parviz Kalantari The author and illustrator is an internationally known artist. Some of his works portray Iranian nomad…

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Our book as reviewed by: Over 40 and a Mum to One.

I have loved reading Aesop’s Fables since I was a child as they all have great messages for any youngster to learn.  When I heard about the latest illustration version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. I was really keen to share it with Monkey.   This beautiful hardback version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf is illustrated by the Iranian artist Mahni Tazhibi. Monkey’s heard different versions of this story before we discussed the point that…

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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 which it was dangerous to dare to be politically different. 2. Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird, Parviz Kalantari The author and illustrator…

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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 beautiful book for sharing with children and for children to read by themselves. It tells the traditional story of how…

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