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The most influential children’s books are made for the sake of art

One of Tiny Owl’s illustrators has made a wonderful speech in praise of Iranian children’s picture books. Hoda Haddadi, illustrator of A Rainbow in My Pocket and of another upcoming title published by Tiny Owl, spoke at the awards ceremony of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava about the history of artwork in Iranian literature. One of the titles she chose to focus on was The Parrot and the Merchant (published by Tiny Owl), comparing the different ways…

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Video: lose yourself in a child’s musings with A Rainbow in my Pocket

Do you remember the kind of curious thoughts you had as a child? Did you muse on nature, people, and what you were having for dinner, all at once? Or have you been enchanted by a child of your own having these whimsical thoughts? Now you can do so again: watch the introductory video for A Rainbow in my Pocket! There are so many questions and thoughts that chase through your mind! Why is the…

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Watch: book trailer for Little Eli… pencils

We proudly present the final book trailer for the Little Eli collection! Little Eli may be small but he has big dreams. In fact, for a dragonfly, you could say that Little Eli’s aspirations are sky-high. In his crumbling house, Little Eli sets off on a big adventure with a set of pencils. What’s the idea? To create a tower as tall as can be. However, there are challenges along the way and it all…

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Children can enter a new world of imagination!

Interview with Ehsan Abdollahi by The Letterpress Project Read a lovely interview by The Letterpress Project with Ehsan Abdollahi, illustrator of A Bottle of Happiness and When I Coloured In the World. Q1. What are your earliest memories of books and reading? For example, did you have a favourite or inspirational book? The first illustrated book that I loved was The Little Mermaid. It was translated into Farsi and it was in black and white.…

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The story of A Bottle of Happiness came true!

Read a wonderful blog by author Pippa Goodhart commemorating her event at Edinburgh Book Festival with illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi. In my story of A Bottle of Happiness, a child, Pim, visits a new place. The people in the new place deny Pim a taste of their nice fruits because they assume that Pim is going to take from them and give nothing back. Pim then brings them a bottle that seems to be empty, but…

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