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Alive Again; Another Excellent Title

Read a wonderful review of Alive Again by: Outside in the World: Alive Again  Age Range: 6-8 When the blossom disappears, a young boy asks his father if it will ever return – ‘When blossom goes, does the word ‘blossom’ die? Can there be blossom again? When there is no rain does the word ‘rain’ die, so it can never rain again? This deceptively simple story by Iranian author Ahmadreza Ahmedi belies a much deeper…

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Fab feline friendships and cat antics

Read a review of Will and Nill by: Read It, Daddy:   Meet two lazy, crazy and adorable cats called Will and Nill in this fabulously original book from Tiny Owl Will and Nill are cats. Now, we’ll take it as read that you know what a cat is – and possibly that you know just how popular cats are on the internet. They’re also very popular with us, and when we recently compared all the…

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The magical shape shifting of the snowman

Read a review of The Snowman and the Sun from IBBYlink;   The Snowman and the Sun By Susan Taghdis, illus. Ali Mafakheri, trans. Azita Rassi, London: Tiny Owl Publishing, hb. 9 781 9103 2810 1, 2015, £7.99, 24pp. [Suggested age range 3–7.] Snowmen, standing in the sun, by their very nature, melt away. In this delightful picture book, Iranian writer Susan Taghdis tells us a gentle story of a little boy and his snowman,…

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Simple concept with a profound message

Read a wonderful review of When I coloured In the World by: Outside in World:   When I Coloured in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi Age Range: 6-8 With a box of coloured crayons and an eraser, a child begins to imagine how to change the world. She rubs out the word ‘darkness’ and writes ‘light’ and ‘Yellow’, creating a blaze of light as light bulbs illuminate a yellow background – “With my yellow crayon I…

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