Planet Picture Book

Archive - July 2019

Nour’s Escape

Nour’s existence really is an unhappy one. She has no family and no home. And she’s haunted by an anonymous ‘annoying voice’ that draws attention to her sorry lot, jeers at her and won’t leave her alone. She thinks...

The Jasmine Sneeze

AACHOOO! Poor Haroun. He can’t stand the scent of jasmine. It makes him sneeze and prevents him from sleeping. The problem is Haroun lives in Damascus and there is jasmine everywhere! Fortunately, he’s a crafty kind of...

The Dot

This is the first of two reviews of books originally published by Bright Fingers Publishing House in Damascus. The English editions are published by Darf Children’s Books, an independent children’s publisher...

Syria

I have been wanting to feature picture books by Syrian book creators on the blog for a while now, but have held off due to the lack of titles available in English. I, alas, have no grasp of Arabic, the official language...