This masterpiece among the books written and illustrated by Behiç Ak, is published in Turkey in 1994 by Günışığı Kitaplığı, 23 years after it was first published in Japan and received 1986 Noma Concours Encouragement Award. Caricaturist and writer Behiç Ak makes his young readers think about protecting the common heritage and embracing memories and values. The book, which is regarded as a classic with its surreal colors and details, criticizes the destructive nature of the human with a realistic but hopeful story. It is a very colorful story that leaves a mark in the memory of every reader, from all ages.

Overview

Ayşe and Ahmet’s father is like the old plane tree in the village.

He is as big as a giant, and he sleeps and sleeps all the time.

Of course, it is because the old man is suffering from high blood pressure. One day, when the giant plane tree dried, the children were alarmed!

Could it be that the blood pressure of the old tree had gone up too much, like their father’s?

Behiç Ak

He 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 illustrates daily cartoons for the 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 plays named 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, named The History of Censorship in Turkish Cinema – Black Screen (Türk Sinemasında Sansürün Tarihi devamı için tıklayınız

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Altı Kırk Dört Dalgası

THE 6.44pm WAVE
Behiç Ak
3rd edition

Tavşan Dişli Bir Gözlemcinin Notları

NOTES OF A BUCK-TOOTHED OBSERVER
Behiç Ak
6th edition

Her Şeyi Yanlış Anlayan Kedi

The Cat That Misunderstood Everything
Behiç Ak
4th edition

Tombiş Maskeli Baloya Katılmak İstemiyor

Chubby Doesn’t Want to Join the Masquerade
Behiç Ak
12th edition

Bulutlara Şiir Yazan Çocuk

The Child Writing Poems for the Clouds
Behiç Ak
5th edition

Gökdelene Giren Bulut

The Cloud That Came Indoors
Behiç Ak
10th edition

Bebek Annem

Momy Is My Baby
Behiç Ak
18th edition

Çatıdaki Gezegen

The Planet In The Attic
Behiç Ak

“Cheerful Stories” Series

Behiç Ak

“Chubby Books” Series

Chubby Books Series
Behiç Ak
12th edition

Ben Ne Zaman Doğdum?

When Was I Born?
Behiç Ak
14th edition

Eve Giden Küçük Tren

Little Train Goes Home
Behiç Ak
9th edition

Bilyeler

Marbles
Behiç Ak
31st edition

Postayla Gelen Deniz Kabuğu

The Sea Shell That Came by Post
Behiç Ak
14th edition

Bizim Tombiş Fiyonk Makarnayı Çok Seviyor

Chubby Adores Bowtie Pasta
Behiç Ak
38th edition

Yaşasın Ç Harfi Kardeşliği!

Hurray for the Brotherhood of Ç!
Behiç Ak
33rd edition

Akvaryumdaki Tiyatro

Theatre in the Acquarium
Behiç Ak
41st edition

Galata’nın Tembel Martısı

Galata’s Lazy Seagull
Behiç Ak
19th edition

Bizim Tombiş Taştan Hiç Anlamıyor

The Many Ways of a Stone
Behiç Ak
29th edition

Benim Bir Karışım

How Long is My Hand?
Behiç Ak
38th edition

Kedilerin Kaybolma Mevsimi

Cats' Season of Disappearance
Behiç Ak
64th edition

Güneşi Bile Tamir Eden Adam

The Man Who Repairs Even The Sun
Behiç Ak
34th edition

Pat Karikatür Okulu

Pat Cartoon School
Behiç Ak
21st edition

Havva ile Kaplumbağa

Havva and the Turtle
Behiç Ak
44th edition

Vapurları Seven Çocuk

The Boy Who Loves Ferries
Behiç Ak
31th edition

Buzdolabındaki Köpek

The Dog in the Fridge
Behiç Ak
23rd edition

Geçmişe Tırmanan Merdiven

The Stairs Leading to the Past
Behiç Ak
11th edition

Karikatür Kitabı

The Book of Cartoons
Behiç Ak
29th edition

Alaaddin’in Geveze Su Boruları

Alaaddin's Chattering Water Pipes
Behiç Ak