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Little Eli: delightful, unconventional, desirable

Read a wonderful review of Little Eli by Books for Keeps:   Little Eli is a dragonfly. He is alone. Exploring his surroundings he comes across objects that open possibilities for him to be creative and build dreams. There is an almost dreamlike quality to Bellini’s delicate lines that captures both the gossamer fragility of the little dragonfly, the faded splendour of his surroundings, the nature of his dreams. But they are far from ephemeral;…

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The Lion Tattoo available now!

Just in time for Christmas shopping… At long last, The Lion Tattoo is available to order! Our first picture book for ages 16+ is a fresh, modern and hilarious take on a fable by Rumi – the third in our series of tales from the 13th-century Persian storyteller. With its luxurious cloth cover, gold foil lettering and small format, it makes a perfect gift book, ideal for Christmas. This retelling introduces the work of a…

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Windows into illustration: an interview with Ehsan Abdollahi

Read an insightful interview by Books for Keeps with Ehsan Abdollahi, illustrator of When I Coloured In the World and A Bottle of Happiness:   Ehsan Abdollahi is an acclaimed illustrator and animator from Iran whose books have been widely celebrated in the UK. Ehsan illustrated A Bottle of Happiness by Pippa Goodhart, the first of Tiny Owl Publishing’s intercultural projects. He discusses it here. A Bottle of Happiness was the first book I worked…

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Wordless picture books could change the world!

Tiny Owl recently launched a campaign to celebrate the importance and beauty of wordless picture books. We wanted to investigate some intriguing questions – why are wordless picture books important? Do they fill a gap that books with words can’t fill? Are their messages more universal? Do they aid literacy? Or is it just that they’re so beautiful to look at? We contacted experts in all kinds of areas of the book industry, from authors and illustrators to booksellers…

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A gateway into the wonderful world of books

Tiny Owl recently launched a campaign to celebrate the importance and beauty of wordless picture books. We wanted to investigate some intriguing questions – why are wordless picture books important? Do they fill a gap that books with words can’t fill? Are their messages more universal? Do they aid literacy? Or is it just that they’re so beautiful to look at? We contacted experts in all kinds of areas of the book industry, from authors and illustrators to booksellers…

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