Dwarf House with orange roof

Title : Dwarf House with orange roof

Authors : Seyyed Javad Rahnama- Masoud Malek‌yari

Illustrator: Ali Tajadod

Publisher: Nardeban Books pubs.

Date of publishing: 2017

No of pages: 96 (24 each vol.)

Age group : +8

Sample English text is available.

About the Book:

Dwarf House with orange roof’s Collection is written in the Nardeban’s Saving Books unit. This collection tries to teach the importance of energy and saving in a simple language and in an indirect way. This collection was written with the cooperation and supervision of the experts of this field.

Vol 1: Glass Pear Baby:

Glass Pear Baby is the first book of the Dwarf House with orange roof’s Collection. This collection is one of the Saving Books of Nardeban books and explains the concept of energy saving through simple stories. In this story an incandescent lamp comes to a new house and talks to the house members and through these conversations, the reader gets familiar with the harms of the incandescent lamps and the gains of economical lamps.

In a part of book we read:
Shahrouz’s dad got a new bulb out of its pack and inserted it in the holder. When he left, the new bulb slowly opened his eyes and said: Hello and two hundred hi’s, I’m Mr. Tungsten, the Mighty Mr. Tungsten.

And he looked around with surprise. A little farther, close to the wall, there was an energy-saving bulb in a white holder and said hello to Mr. Tungsten with a soft and warm voice.

Vol 2: Leili the butter, Majnoon the jam

This story is about the members of a refrigerator that a playful kid has left it open. Now the members are alone with the warmth that can destroy them. In this book, kids get familiar with the importance of energy and protection of the facilities that use energy.

In a part of book we read:
The moonlight was widespread on the kitchen’s ceramics; the refrigerator’s door was half-open and the screams of inhabitants of glacial neighborhood drank sleep from woolly cat’s eyes. Only a power outage could make such a chaos in glacial neighborhood. The story began from the midnight, about 2 a.m., when the glutton shahrouz went to kitchen to eat some watermelon that suddenly heard someone’s steps and run under his blanket and left the refrigerator’s door open.

Vol 3: A Gorilla who lost his mother

Every day, house members see a fixed animation. Nobody is at home and the playful boy hasn’t turned off the computer. House members (house facilities) should find a way to turn the computer off and stop wasting energy and make a little silence too. This story explains the ways which wasting energy and kids learn how to act at similar situations.
In a part of book we read:
Everyone was silent. The Gorilla in the movie searched everywhere to find his baby. The cries of mother and baby gorilla were getting louder and louder. Suddenly, Mr. digitally said: ‘eleven o’clock in the morning, eleven o’clock in the morning, I should declare that computer has been on and useless for one hour and ten minutes and twenty-two seconds and you should help me to turn it off.’

Vol4: Wet Bear with Zebra Pajamas

When winter comes, the boy of our story puts on some little clothes and turns on all the heaters and even turns all the lamps as he knows that lamps make the rooms hot. The house facilities that are failing, decide to find a way to show the boy the right way. This story explains the importance of energy saving at winters.

In a part of book we read:

Shahrouz lay some seconds on the bed!  I felt cold and wetness has penetrated to his body. It was as if his quilt had a thousand holed and he was lying on the hillside of the Himalayas. He tried a long time to turn the beets heater on, but he couldn’t so he got some pairs of socks from the bed’s drawer and put them on together. Then he crawled to the closet and put on a jacket on his woolen vest and two pairs of his dad’s pants on his sweat pants and he was as big as a bear, a wet bear with zebra pajamas and woolen socks.

About the author

Seyyed Javad Rahnama:
1982- Tehran

Seyyed Javad Rahnama, has a long experience as the writer of children’s books and has written valuable books. He has won many awards in this field; simplicity along with coherent story line is the most important characteristics of his writings.

Masoud Malek Yary:

1980- Tehran

Masoud Malek Yary is the writer and translator of children books. He is a very strenuous writer in this field. Ironic language and novel atmospheres of his stories are the strengths of his works.

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