An 11-year-old author Reyhaneh Nekouei has written and illustrated two children books that have been printed and distributed recently.
Nekouei told IRNA that she had started writing stories when she was only six and she is now at sixth grade in her hometown of Jahrom, southwest of Iran.
She believes reading books was an incentive for her to write stories and that she started reading before entering school. Her parents have always encouraged and helped her to read books, she noted.
She said she used to use her imaginations and plot her stories before going to school and used to narrate them to her mother who would write them while she herself illustrated the stories.
Nekouei said she authored and illustrated two other books when she was nine and that she plans to have them printed in a near future.
One of her printed works, ‘Sleepy Ant’ is a 12-page story on a heavy-eyed ant that is tired of being lazy and tries to solve its problem.
The other work, ‘Red Winger’ is an 8-page story on a butterfly that is unhappy about its red wings and wishes to have them colorful.
Jahrom is a county located 193 kilometers southeast of Shiraz.