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The Phoenix of Persia is a boon for teachers! – Parents in Touch

Buy The Phoenix of Persia Parents in Touch have written a fab review of our ancient tale The Phoenix of Persia! Read it below! The story is based on the Shahnameh, an epic of world literature by Iranian poet Ferdowsi. In a busy marketplace in Iran, a traditional storyteller regales her audience with the tale of Prince Zal and the Simorgh. The Simorgh is a wise phoenix whose flapping wings disperse the seeds of life across…

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5 stars for the exuberant picture book Dare! – Books for Keeps

Buy Dare Lecturer in Primary Education Sue McGonigle has reviewed Dare in Books for Keeps. She gave it five stars! Dare is a poem in a picturebook form, with bold and joyful illustrations in line and colour which combine perfectly with the deceptively simple, sophisticated and powerful text. Each double page spread is a motivating declaration. The text encourages young readers to aspire to achieve their dreams, take risks, be creative, reach out, help others…

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Fun activities inspired by The Elephant’s Umbrella

Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella Read a wonderful review of The Elephant’s Umbrella by Love My Books, and discover some incredibly fun activities to help you enjoy the story even more! Laleh Jaffari, Ali Khodai (illus) Tiny Owl Age 3-5 The elephant is very proud of his umbrella and happy to share its shelter with the other animals. One windy day the umbrella is swept away and is found by a leopard and later a bear. These animals…

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Watch the Grobblechops trailer!

Buy Grobblechops Discover a charming, hilarious story about a monster under the bed! Grobblechops is written by the multi-award winning author Elizabeth Laird and the fabulous illustrator Jenny Lucander. It’s the fourth in Tiny Owl’s picture book series Tales by Rumi, stories by the 13th century Persian poet reinterpreted as fun, contemporary stories for children. The other books in the series are The Parrot and the Merchant, The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock, and…

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Thinker shows kids that being yourself is the best bet! – Publishers Weekly

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me Publishers Weekly have written a lovely, thoughtful review of Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me. Thinker is published in the US by Sourcebooks. Read the review below. In a poetic narrative first published in the U.K., a boy’s dog is much more than a friendly pooch—like his owner, Jace, he’s a poet: “They named me Thinker, and I knew/ this was the place to be.” Jace and Thinker communicate in…

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