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Artist Hazel Terry loves the illustrations in Under the Great Plum Tree!

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The illustrations have a unique composition

We’re delighted with this wonderful blog celebrating Reza Dalvand’s illustration in Under the Great Plum Tree from brilliant artist Hazel Terry, over on her blog The Art Room Plant! Have a read below.

I love the illustrations for; ‘Under the Great Plum Tree’ published by Tiny Owl 2019, written by Sufiya Ahmed and illustrated by Reza Dalvand, they have a unique composition and have a great richness whilst also a very stylish emptiness, a perfect balance.

The story of the monkey and the crocodile is a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. But it’s a tale from around the world and versions can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Japan and the Caribbean.

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