Bernard was not a ship
It was just a newspaper
I bought it from a newsstand.
You know, I bought it because,
Because it caught my eyes.
I read it all
And then, I hung it as a cheap curtain
On the window pane
Once, when I was alone
I decided to make a paper ship out of it
I made it of course, and called it Bernard
Then I felt it was too dear to me,
Mr. GOD took the last sip of his coffee and gazed off into the abyss.
He was tired of the chattering of the crows.
It was then that he decided to create something new, and so, he took out his notebook . . .
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.
The little Saam was frightened of loneliness and he couldn't help fearing when he wanted to sleep. So at the bedtime his father always told him a story.
The story of kings and queens, angels, crows and dolls, some short and long tales and also the fairy tales.
Once his father realized that he had no more story to tell to his little son. Then he referred to his own childhood and began to tell his own experiences in the form of story !
He said that his mother was also his storyteller. She used to tell him the stories over the night.
But the real story began the time when he was alone and had to sleep!
The father like the son ( little Saam ) had a phobia and that was fear of the monsters. The monsters appeared just after his mom had gone.
Every night a huge monster came to his room and made him to hide.
The hide-and-seek was the every night job for both of them; Him and the monster! He could only sleep when the night ended and the sun appeared.
Till one night, a horrible thing happened! They were without power and there was no light at all, she was alone, and he should do something himself!
He went to kitchen to find a candle. He took the candle and brought it to his room. All of a sudden he saw something strange and frightening. He stood there paralyzed with fear. In the corner of his room was the biggest monster standing there. He had never seen such a monster before.
He intended to run away and he did so. To his surprise the monster did the same thing. In fact, the monster made all the movements that he made. Gradually, he found out that the monster was imitating him.
The father realized that the monster was calm and kind like himself and had no harm. So he went closer, and closer till he observed the monster was the same size of him. All the time he was wrong and the monster was not anything but his own shadow!
He was so glad that finally could find out the irrelevant reason of his fear. And also he was so happy to learn something new. He thought that an unknown phenomena could always cause fear.
From that night he enjoyed the nights. There was no monster at all to scare of.
At the very end of the story, Saam went asleep but his father stayed awake late that night and again afraid of the same imaginary monster!
Probably Saam was braver than his father!!!
It was a hot summer day and one of the crows had separated himself
from the others hoping to find something to eat because he was ravenous.
He found a piece of fresh cheese in the town at the edge of a small fountain. He snatched the cheese up with his beak and flew away.
The crow searched everywhere for a quiet, safe place to eat his cheese....
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One day when the jungle was safe and sound
Some thing happened so quickly, some thing round!
Then it rolled and it cracked with a stunning sound
There were no kind of birds nesting near and around
So no body knew what they really had found
How should they raise him like this or like that?
They named him the kid, the kid of all
They loved him and loved him, they ran when he called until...
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Finally the little fox gets to know that by putting back the moon up in the sky, it will be more happy. Therefore he waits for the moon to get smaller and smaller and then when it is small enough, he takes it back.