This is the story of a dot that got bored of sitting in the same place for ages without anything to do. So, it got up and started moving around. And that was when the fun started…
Through charming illustrations and sharp story-line, Hajo explores how the universe is constructed from dots, lines and shapes, and how they work harmoniously to create.
The Dot was originally published in Arabic by Bright Fingers, a publishing house Hajo co-founded with her husband, Samer al-Kadri, in Syria in 2004. The Dot That Couldn’t Sit Still was amongst the stories that they wrote, illustrated and published, promoting innovative children’s literature in Syria and the surrounding region. This is the first time Hajo’s work has been published in English by a United Kingdom-based publisher.
About the Author
In 2004, Gulnar Hajo started writing and illustrating children’s books, publishing more than 20 books since, some of which have won awards and have been translated into English, French and Turkish.
About the Publisher
Darf Publishers is a London-based independent publisher with diversity and inclusion at the heart of its work. Established in 1981 as an English imprint for the long-standing Libya-based Arab publisher Dar Fergiani, it focussed for three decades on publishing and reprinting classical history and travel books about the Middle East, Africa and Asia in English. Since 2014, Darf shifted focus to establish itself as a leading publisher in translating new emerging writers from around the world into English, including works of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.