Books by Azita Rassi

THE ELEPHANT'S UMBRELLA by Laleh Jaffari
Released: Feb. 4, 2020

"A clear moral caps an enigmatic and unsatisfying story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A quiet tale of selfishness and generosity. Read full book review >
THE PARROT AND THE MERCHANT by Rumi
by Rumi, adapted by Marjan Vafaeian, illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian, translated by Azita Rassi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2019

"This 900-year-old story has not lost its classic feel. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A tale of Rumi, the famous Persian poet, in which interactions between humans and animals result in a memorable moral. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BLACK FISH by Samad Behrangi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2019

"First published in Farsi in 1968 and banned in pre-revolutionary Iran, Behrangi and Mesghali's fable is an ode to a past filled with struggles for liberation and an inspiration for the many battles ahead. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Little Black Fish wants to explore beyond the small stream that is his home, but his mother and their neighbors discourage him and even make fun of his curiosity and openness to wonder. Read full book review >
WHEN I COLORED IN THE WORLD by Ahmadreza Ahmadi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2019

"A book with an engaging message that falls short during implementation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
When a child is given a box of crayons and an eraser, they replace bad things with nicer ones, spreading color everywhere. Read full book review >