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I felt incredibly honoured to meet Ehsan!

James Mayhew on events with Ehsan Abdollahi Tiny Owl and our illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi were recently mentioned in a blog post by James Mayhew. In mid-August the illustrator published a blog post about his experiences at Edinburgh International Book Festival. After talking about the launch of his and Jackie Morris‘ new book, Mrs. Noah’s Pockets, he went on to mention the excitement of meeting a certain familiar face…   ‘We were also thrilled to see…

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Building Bridges of Colour not Walls of Mistrust!

Read a wonderful blog by artist Jackie Morris protesting the decision to deny a visa for Tiny Owl illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi to enter the UK. #VisaForAbdollahi   During a short holiday break, where internet access was joyfully reduced, on the occasions when a signal was achieved I discovered a disturbing story. The artist, Ehsan Abdollahi, who had been booked to speak at Edinburgh International Book Festival had been denied a visa to enter the UK. Ehsan’s…

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A poem of innocence and simple wisdom

When I Coloured In the World Author: Ahmadreza Ahmadi Illustrator: Ehsan Abdollahi Age: 4+ Key Stage 1 You can now buy When I Coloured In the World in paperback! Originally published in hardback, it was selected as one of the best children’s books of 2015 by the Guardian and was described by the artist/illustrator Jackie Morris as ‘unexpected … deep, layered, beautiful’. The author, Ahmadreza Ahmadi, is renowned in Iran and beyond for his ability both to explore the…

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