SHIRIN ADL was born in the UK but was brought up in Iran. She studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going on to win the Hallmark M & S Talented Designer Award. She was Booktrust's official illustrator for Children's Book Week in 2010, and has been chosen as a panellist for the international IBBY congress in London in August 2012. She is the illustrator of Ramadan Moon with Na'ima B Robert, Let's Celebrate: Festival Poems from Around the World with Debjani Chatterjee, Pea Boy: Stories from Iran and Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, both with Elizabeth Laird. She also wrote I is for Iran, with photographs by her husband, Kamyar Adl.
She lives in Oxford.
There’s a lyrical feeling to this attractive and thought-provoking picture book which takes readers on a trip into the world of dreams. A simple text describes the things that can happen in dreams - and the original illustrations realises them and brings them to life. The minimalist quality of this book makes it one to savour.