The Absent-Minded Mouse
By : Farhad Hasanzadeh
Illustrator: Ali Khodaee
Translator: Mitra Khatoon Abadi
Publisher: Tehran, Kanoon (The Institute of Intellectual Development for Kids and Youth)
Translated into: English 2023
This book, originally written in Farsi in 2019, has garnered attention from many families and children. The story revolves around seven mice who embark on a nature excursion, only to realize that the absent-minded one forgot to bring the meal. They initially blame him, but later, this characteristic becomes the key to saving their lives. This book highlights individual differences and unique qualities. Some differences that may initially be seen as a liability are later appreciated on special occasions.