Tunnel Diggers’ Contest
Author: Claire Joubert
Illustrator: Mohsen Mohammad Mirzaee
Publisher: Mehrab-e Ghalam Pubs.
Year of Publication: 2018
No. of Pages: 24
Age Group: 6+
Size: 19× 19
About the Book:
One of the short tales from ”Friendship Series”, about some bunnies who want to compete against each other. But they know that their friend, Pilly Pilly, will win as usual. Pilly Pilly, noticing their sadness, thinks of something… This collection, written for preschool children, consists of 15 stories, of which nine has been published. All the stories are thematically based on friendship and sympathy. The amusing tales and interesting illustrations are created by Iranian expert writers and skillful illustrators under direction of the renowned author, Majid Rasti, executive director of Mehrab-e Ghalam’s Board of Children’s literature. The artistic director of the board is Hoda Haddadi, the internationally acclaimed artist.
Excerpt: “If I had won all by myself, I would’ve had to cheer all alone, like the old days,” said Pilly Pilly, smiling. “And I would’ve been showing off. But no bunny likes a show-off! Am I right?”
About the author
Claire Joubert, born in Paris in 1961, is an author of children’s literature, writing in both French and Persian and sometimes illustrating for her stories.