Zohreh Parirokh, writer and scholar, was born in Mashad in September 1959. She completed her studies in management and got a job at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon).
During her career in the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon), she was the editor-in-chief of specialized magazines for children under five and older children and also in charge of Morghak Project (books for children under five). She has also worked as an illustrator.
Parirokh works specifically on the literature aimed at children under five. She tries to introduce a new atmosphere and outlook into the literature of this age group and at the same time maintain the readers’ bond with the colloquial language and literature of Iran.
Some of her works have been translated to other languages.
Come, Come, A Story! (1989), Kanoon
The Old Woman and the Wolf (2006), Madrese Publications
Polka Dot Hanky (2006), Neyestan
Playing with Phonetics, Playing with the Alphabet (two volumes) (1999), Kanoon
Go Slowly, Come Slowly (2010), Kanoon
Furry Bugaboo, Little Worm (2010), Kanoon
The Prophet and the Gloomy Rooster (2010), Amirkabir (Shokoofeh)
I Am a Penguin (2010), Kanoon
The Tenth Rabbit (2013), Amirkabir (Shokoofeh)
Hey, Mind Your Dreams (2015), Amirkabir
Selected Awards and Recognitions:
Best Book Award from Parvin Etesami Book Fair, Best Book of the Season Award from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Best Book Award from The Book Festival of The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon), listed in the International Library of Munich (White Ravens)