Do you think a newspaper remains a newspaper forever? Anahita Taymourian’s newspaper could have collected moisture and worn away on the kitchen windowsill, but she does not let that happen… She cherishes her newspaper named Berni, because she understands its messages of friendship and kindness on each line. She makes him into a paper boat that sails over all of the imaginary seas in the world. Berni loves to sail until the day when he learns to fly.
Experienced and talented children’s book author and illustrator Anahita Taymourian has been contributing to the world of children’s books for many years with stories full of colorful art, and beautiful images. She writes the stories for her own picture books, or shall we say rather, that she illustrates her own books. Her expertise in both areas is at once a melodic and visual treat, lovely to see and read. The main character moves from an inner journey into a real journey and then on to flying, and though the narrator seems to lose a part of herself when Berni leaves, she does not stop him from leaving and instead encourages him to go out in search of new experiences. As children read, they can feel the courage of change and growth and know what it is like to say goodbye to a dear friend at the height of friendship and closeness.
Philosophy for Children(P4C)/series
100 Pages 9789648282306
Philosophy for Children(P4C) helps children cultivate their way of thinking and guide them in learning how to ask themselves about life, the world, and beyond appearances.
Much is different in this book. It can be read from right to left, or from left to right, in German or in Arabic. Two ancient stories from the Arab and from the Western worlds meet in the middle: the story of Sharifa, the fearless princess, and that of Walter, Wilhelm Tell's son.
Intrepid Sharifa wants to see the country that hasn't got any women. In a fit of anger King Hamed bin Bathara, the ruler of a neighbouring kingdom, banned all women – except for his mother – from the country. Sharifa disguises herself as prince Sharif and risks her life to pay a visit to the kingdom of men. The king mistrusts the beautiful visitor. In an attempt to find out his guest's secret he sets her three tasks. But brave and clever Sharifa knows how to deal with them.
The legend of Wilhelm Tell, in turn, is well-known. But what happens when the quintessential European story about bravery and freedom is read and interpreted in today's Egypt? The emphasis shifts, and son Walter takes centre stage.
This book is a co-operation between Baobab Books and Theater Schnawwl in Mannheim (Germany), and has been produced as a bi-lingula production in German and Arabic.The two stories were the centre of a theatre co-operation between Schnawwl in Germany and the Egyptian organisation I-act in 2012/13.