IBNA- ‘Any Questions?’ (2014), a book by Canadian author Marie-Louise Gay for 6-9 years children has been translated into Persian and is available to Iranian children.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has also been illustrated by Gay herself has been translated into Persian by Mahboubeh Najafkhani and published by Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (ICIDCY) in 60 pages and 2500 copies.
The work is the winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award; A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year among other honors it has received.
Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. The picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers though a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children — together they collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.
Marie-Louise Gay has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged, and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect it and how words sometimes float out of nowhere, asking to be written.
‘Any Questions?’ presents a world inhabited by lost polar bears, soaring pterodactyls, talking trees, and spotted snails, with cameo appearances by some of the author's favorite characters — a world where kids become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild, becoming inspired to create tales of their own.
At the end of the book, she provides answers to many of the questions children have asked her over the years, such as "Are you Stella?," "How did you learn to draw?," "Can your cat fly?," and "How many books do you make in one day?"