IBNA- The series of ‘IQ’, stories of a smart little mouse by author and illustrator of children books Mary Ann Fraser has been translated into Persian and is available to Iranian children.
According to IBNA correspondent, the series has been translated into Persian by Nasrin Vakili and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in Tehran. It includes four books: ‘I.Q. Goes to School’ (2002), ‘I.Q. Goes to the Library’ (2003), ‘I.Q., It's Time’ (2005), ‘I.Q. Gets Fit’ (2007).
The Persian translator, Vakili says that as well as providing entertainment, this series touches upon important points and teach children indirectly about acquiring various skills, consume healthy food stuff, know the subjects of the books and pick the best for them in the libraries.
The synopsis of ‘I.Q. Goes to School’ reads: “I.Q. comes to Mrs. Furber's class on the first day of school. He loves being in class with the children. But who wants to be the class pet when being a student can be so much fun? Each week Mrs. Furber chooses a Student of the Week. More than anything, I.Q. wants to be picked. When will it be his turn?”
Mary Ann Fraser has worked on more than sixty books for children, including Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call, No Yeti Yet, and Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree.
Her books have received a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers "Pick of the List."
Nasrin Vakili is a veteran Iranian translator of books for children and young adults who has the translation of over 150 books in her career.