Australia tries to participate more actively at TIBF
Publish Date : Monday 15 May 2017 - 22:08
IBNA– During the unveiling of the book ‘Red Kangaroo and Cotton’, the Australian Ambassador to Tehran Ian Biggs said that Australia tries to participate more actively at Tehran International Book Fair in the coming years.
According to IBNA
correspondent, on the last day of the 30th Tehran International Book Fair
, and at the last meeting of the series of meetings of the International House of Literati, the unveiling ceremony of the book ‘Red Kangaroo and Cotton’ was held in the presence of Mr. Biggs, Director of Shaffaf Publications Mahdi Habibollahi, Author of the book Ali Bigdeli and the illustrator Mahsa Hedayati.
In this event, the Australian Ambassador to Iran thanked the audience for their presence and talked about the history of children’s books in Australia. He said that using native Australian animals in children’s literature dates back to the late nineteenth century, and that children’s literature plays a significant role to teach environmental lessons to children in that country.
He then introduced the famous works of children’s literature in Australia and said that following the arrival of native Australian animal characters in children’s literature, other characters based on the native vegetation of Australia have also shaped this literature. Australian Children’s Books Center was formed in 1945 and it has played an important role in the development of Australian children’s literature.
The International House of Literati ended its work at the 30th
Tehran International Book Fair by unveiling of this book ‘Red Kangaroo and Cotton’ at the end of this meeting.