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.
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.
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36 Pages 978-600-92104-0-4
Rue du monde, Koodakan Publishing House, Iran
We are on that soon things are very bad on the planet. We draw besides in natural resources , whether water or forests . The Earth is in danger , the man knows but continues to deplete . The subject serves to frame this album for toddlers. When the last fish is caught and the last picked fruit , that he left? Money can be, but for what? Hope lies on the side of children. Alain Serres is life in the palm of their hands. One way to see the future of our planet that reflects the spirit of some Native American proverbs. And it is also one of them who inspired the author. To illustrate this text , just creations full of life and color. A mixture of cut pieces of paper and photographs give this album a playful turn. Many close-ups of details - many - and faces - where the eyes are highlighted - . Hence the impression of speed, infernal mechanical and some amazement.
29x24 32 Pages 978-600-672-906-0
Al Aseel ,Loujaina
Koodakan Publishing House, Iran
In Ramadan it is nice to explain to our kids that we often take things for granted. Whether it's the delicious sweets we eat or something as simple as the water we drink, we become conscious of all that we have.This also reminds us of those who, every other day, aren't as fortunate as we are, fostering feelings of compassion and empathy. It explains that Ramadan is a month of peace and understanding...