Jili Bili and the Kitty

Written by: Mehdi Hejvani and Rashin Kheiriyeh
Illustrated by: Rashin Kheiriyeh
Publisher: Shahre Ghalam
Category: Children / Young Adults
Year: 2019
22 Pages,
All rights available

Book About:

‘Jili Bili and the Kitty’ tells the story of two playful kids who’ve lost their kitty. They get in a car to look for him. But the car breaks down in the way and a big black mass gets out of the exhaust pipe. Jili Bili and his friend thinking the black mass is a car part, clean it thoroughly to put it back, but they surprisingly find out it is their lovely kitty. Once the black mass mews, they get frightened. But as soon as they recognize the kitty, they are thrilled that they can have fun together again. The best Iranian Writers’ series consists of 30 books of which 18 have been published. The series which is a sort of an encyclopedia of noted Iranian writers and illustrators, opens with brief biographies and reviews on their works. Mehdi Hajvani and Rashin Kheiriyeh, the authors, create a very amusing story together, completed with the beautifully distinctive illustrations by Rashin. Mehdi Hajvani who’s among the top researchers on Iran’s children’s literature, consider young readers expertly. Rashin Kheiriyeh who’s an internationally known children’s books’ illustrator, has won numerous prizes for her works.

Author About:

Mahdi Hejvani, born in 1960, is a writer, scholar, editor-in-chief, and a tenured professor. He has a PhD in arts research. Hejvani has worked extensively on children’s and young adult literary criticism and has been very active in founding cultural and civil organizations. Mahdi Hejvani has played an important role in founding and launching Ofogh Publishing Company, Research Quarterly for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Flying Turtle NGO (the organization for evaluating children’s and young adult books), the monthly magazine called Book of the Month in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, the Association of Writers for Children and Youth, and the Association of Illustrators for Children and Youth. Hejvani was the chairman of the Association of Writers for Children and Youth for a while. Honoring Mahdi Hejvani as an influential figure in Iranian children’s and young adult literature was held by the Association of Writers for Children and Youth at Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran in March 2016. Selected Works: Those Palaces (1995), Be’sat Foundation Alif, Dal, Mim (1996), Ofogh Publishing Company Mr. Ahmad (2005), Ofogh Publishing Company Children’s Literature Aesthetics (2010), Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies On Being a Chief-Editor (2013), Kanoon Awards and Recognitions: The Golden Moon Award of the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth recognizing the best Iranian scholars in two decades, several awards from the Children’s Book Council of Iran, Tarbiat Modares University, Soroosh Nojavan Magazine, the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon), and for his written works. Rashin Kheiriyeh is an internationally recognized, award-winning illustrator/author, animation director and painter who has published over Eighty children’s books in countries such as the United State, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Spain, South Korea, China, Brazil, India and Iran. She has received Fifty national and international awards for the books and animations including recently being winner of the Sandak Fellow Award, New York.She was also the winner of the Bologna Book Fair, Italy for Six times and the winner of Golden Apple Award from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia. Rashin is the character artist of the most popular Iranian animation series called Sugarland/ Shekarestan for national TV in Iran. Doctorate Degree and MFA in Graphic design from Alzahra University,Tehran,Iran.She also studied at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. She teaches at Department of Art, University of Maryland. Freelance designer for Craft Circle group at Stanford University.Rashin enjoys illustrating for the New York Times, Google, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House and many other publication houses around the world. She designed World Cup 2018 doodle for Google. Born 1979

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