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Why Tiny Owl books are perfect for children!

by Phyllida Jacobs Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella Buy Will & Nill Anyone can tell you that I adore books, but what you might not know is that before I was at Tiny Owl, I worked as a teaching assistant in a kindergarten. I really enjoyed my time there, and I learned a lot. When you work with young children, you often find that they teach you as much as…

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Author of Will & Nill nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award!

Buy Will & Nill We’re delighted that Tiny Owl author Farhad Hasanzadeh has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020! Farhad is the author of our book Will & Nill. Last year, he was included in the shortlist of just five brilliant authors from around the world. This highly prestigious award is often known as the Nobel Prize for children’s authors. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in Basel, Switzerland presents the…

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Will and Nill is purr-fect to celebrate International Cat Day!

Buy Will and Nill  Cats are wonderful creatures! Some of them can be loving, affectionate and cuddly! Of course they can also be lazy and grumpy sometimes, and always seem to decide to nap on your laptop just as you start feeling productive, but we love them all the same (probably because we know that we can all be lazy and grumpy sometimes!) Everyone loves cats, with their images and videos filling up the internet and…

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Tiny Owl author shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award

Buy Will & Nill We are thrilled to announce that the author of Will & Nill has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world’s most prestigious international children’s book award. Farhad Hasanzadeh has been shortlisted for the award based on his literary quality, freshness, innovation, and relevance to children.  But the most exciting thing is that the award recognises the author’s ability to see from the child’s perspective, and to stretch their…

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Will and Nill: both fable-like and contemporary

Buy Will and Nill   Miaow! Will and Nill has been featured as the ‘Iran’ stop in a 13-destination international tour of feline-themed children’s books by BookRiot.   Will and Nill, by Farhad Hasanzadeh, translated by Azita Rassi, illustrated by Atieh Markazi From India, we might as well take a short flight northwest to Tehran, where we can meet two hungry alley cats, Will and Nill. These are an odd couple of cats: Nill’s a sleeper and…

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