‘A Goat with a Bell on His Foot’ tells the story of a mother goat leaving her three children at home while she goes to find food. At the same time, the wolf that’s been waiting to catch the kids for so long, grasps the opportunity and knocks on the door. He has to disguise himself so as to deceive the kids who’ve been taught not to open the door to strangers. Although the wolf is quite smart and does his best to fool the kids, canceling out their mother’s trainings, his plan doesn’t work and he finally fails.
Reading such amusing stories, children learn how to develop their social and communication skills. They especially learn how to take care of themselves in respect of contacting with grown-ups.
Hadis Lazar Gholami, poet and writer, was born in 1981 in Tehran. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication science and has worked for different Iranian children and young adult publications.
Hadis Lazar Gholami has been a board member of the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth for several terms and has also written film scripts. She has created works for children, young adults, and adults. Some of her works, e.g. Foxy, has been acclaimed by critics and children’s literature organizations.
She is one of the new generation writers of children’s and young adult literature and tries to have a fresh point of view, introducing new spaces to this field and keeping pace with her readers. This approach can be seen both in her poetry and in her fiction: a mischievous, playful approach that takes the reader along.
There is the Geranium between Us(2004), Shabaviz
The Sour Cherries in Paradise Are Ripe (2006), Shabaviz
Cockadoodle-giant (2010), Ofogh
Foxy (2012), Ofogh
I Love You Series (2014), Chekkeh
On the Nose of a Large Elephant (2009), Elmi-Farhangi
Bitti and Zitti (2015), Elmi-Farhangi
Fountain Girl (2015), Hoopa Publishing Co.
Why Did Roya Hop to the Party? (2015), Elmi-Farhangi
Eighth-Floor Witch (2016), Hoopa Publishing Co.
Selected Awards and Recognitions:
Best Book Award from the Book Festival of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon), listed in the International Library of Munich (White Ravens), Best Book Award from Hello Children Festival, Yellow Deer Award (chosen by parents and children)
Publisher Name:Shahre Ghalam
Address:No. 147, Ave. Motahhari, Tehran, Iran
Languages we correspond in: English