Strange Gift of Luna’s Birthday
Author : Payam Ebrahimi
Illustrator: Ghazale Bigdelou
Publisher: Nardebaan Books
Printed at 2016
No of pages: 32
Age group: +8
◙Sample English text is available.
About the Book:
What is a strange gift for a bear’s birthday? Luna, the baby bear of our story, wanted a human baby from her parents and they bring this gift to make her happy. But the human baby isn’t happy in the jungle and so she can’t be a good friend for Luna. After a while, Luna and her friends understood that taking care of a human baby is so hard, but Luna had to find a way to make the baby human a good friend.
Green Nardeban is the environmental part of Nardeban books that publishes books about environment and its problems. This book is about the importance of habitats in animals’ life. Children should know that an animal’s life is affected by its habitat. In this book, the writer tries to exchange the situation of humans and animals to show the problems of keeping wild animals in urban areas. In this story, in every page one part of the hardships of a human’s life in jungle and among animals is portrayed.
In a part of the book we read:
On her birthday, Louna was playing with her friends that saw a big red box with a ribbon around it. Louna run fast to the box and opened the ribbon. In the box, there was a human baby gazing at her with wide eyes and Louna’s mom said: “that’s brand new; it’s just seven or eight months old”.
Louna happily jumped up and got the baby out of box and looked at him and said: I’ll call him Boo.
About the author
Payam Ebrahimi is a writer and translator of children’s books. He has many years of experience in this field and he has published many works. Ebrahimi has a unique language and this characteristic makes his humor and language so distinguished from other writers. Recently, he has won numerous awards that one of these awards was Award of Selected Book of the Bologna Exhibit 2018 for the book ‘tak-khal’.