First Books (ages 3-8) • Series
Bizim Tombiş Taştan Hiç Anlamıyor
The Many Ways of a Stone
How many different stories can a stone have?
In his second book collected in the “Tombiş Kitaplar” (Chubby Books) series published by Günışığı Kitaplığı, Behiç Ak, the favorite of children with the “Gülümseten Öyküler” he wrote and illustrated, sets out from a pebble to encourage children to observe the world around them. The book uses a very creative and clear language to illustrate that each individual’s perception and ideas may be very different from one another’s and surprises its readers with the various aspects of a tiny stone. If one little stone can have so many different aspects, who knows how many different stories creative readers can write about life’s variety and richness.
Memo finds a small pebble while walking in the beach. He is attracted by this pebble gleaming in the sun. Memo finds the pebble very interesting. However, what is even more interesting is that everyone he encounters discovers different peculiarities in this one pebble. According to some, the pebble is very courageous, according to others, it is very talented. What peculiarity will his friend Tombiş find in this pebble that Memo is so proud of?..
Behiç AkHe was born in Samsun and studied architecture in Yıldız University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator, and documentary film director. He draws daily cartoons for Cumhuriyet Newspaper since 1982. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Separation (Ayrılık) and Building (Bina), his two other plays Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, […]
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