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Review of The Little Black Fish

Review of The Little Black Fish

The Little Black Fish – reviewed by Caroline Ewans, The Wimbledon Story Pot The Little Black Fish was written by Samad Behrangi, an influential Iranian author and teacher. It is translated from Persian by Azita Rassi. It is a story about a brave little fish who goes against the advice of his mother and the other "moany old fishes" and decides to find out whether there is a wider world beyond his stream. He encounters other creatures along the way, who give him good advice about the dangers he will encounter.  His story is told by an old fish to...

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Tiny Owl - June Publisher of the Month

Tiny Owl - June Publisher of the Month

Welcome to the launch of our new 'Publisher of the Month' at The Story Pot. We wanted to share more about some of our publishers, especially as many are small and relatively unknown. We have a fantastic publisher to start with - Tiny Owl. This publisher features a range of books written and illustrated by Iranian authors and illustrators, and translated in to English. They include fables, poems and traditional tales. To celebrate Tiny Owl in June, we will be sharing some book reviews, and more information on the Tiny Owl range of books. We also have a giveaway where...

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10 books for Fathers Day

10 books for Fathers Day

Father’s Day is on Sunday 19th June and what better present than a book that your children and their father can read (and in some cases use) together! We’ve made a list of our top 10 books for Father's Day. 1     My Dad Used To Be So Cool This is a new book from Flying Eye by award winning illustrator Keith Negley. It's all about a dad that 'used' to be cool before children, told from the young child's point of view. It's very funny and will appeal to parents as much as their children! 2     I'd Know...

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7 Books to encourage a love of the Environment

7 Books to encourage a love of the Environment

At The Story Pot we believe in looking after the environment, and as well as doing our part with our packaging and bags, we have a number of books to help encourage a love of our world and the animal life within it. Here are our top 7 (in no particular order!): 1)     A Forest by Marc Martin - When a forest is cut down, the consequences are more than anyone could have anticipated. A great introduction to deforestation, for children age 3+.   2)      Animal Rescue by Patrick George - This is a fabulous interactive book...

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New to The Story Pot

New to The Story Pot

We added lots of new books to The Story Pot in April 2016, so we thought it would be good to share some of our favourites. The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade is a lovely story about a boy who is feeling nervous about a fancy dress day at school. When we first read this book we fully expected the boy to overcome his fears after a pep talk from a parent or friend. In actual fact it's a lovely story with a message that it's alright to be nervous, and sometimes we don't overcome those nerves, but that's OK, we...

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