IBBY Turkey Children's Novel of The Year 2013

ÇOGEM Best Children and Youth Novel of The Year 2014

This novel received the “Children’s Novel of 2013” award given by IBBY – Turkey (ÇGYD) and “Best Children’s Novel of 2014” prize given by Ankara University Children’s and Young Adult Literature Application and Research Center (ÇOGEM).

The novel depicts Ali’s transformation into a completely different person just because of a single letter added accidentally to his surname during the renewal of his ID card. In his fun and thought-provoking fiction, Ak is telling how social media changed our oral and written communication styles, how fast consumption has become the focus of our lives through the eyes of a child who became famous in the social media as “Mr. Ç”. This novel, enriched with colored, caricature like drawings of Behiç Ak invites the child readers, families and educators to think on the philosophy of life which changes shape in virtual and real environments.


When Ali couldn’t find his ID card, he applies for a new one and surprisingly discovers that an extra Ç letter is added to his last name in the records just by mistake. Although his father is very angry about this mistake, Ali is very happy because a single letter would make him a completely different person. His followers in social media and his friends at school started to call him as “Mr. Ç” . However, in a world where everything is cınsumed and thrown away so quicikly, how would  Ali Hoşgörüç survive?

Behiç Ak

He was born in Samsun and studied architecture in Yıldız University and  İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator and documentary film director. He illustrates daily cartoons for the Cumhuriyet Newspaper since 1982. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Separation (Ayrılık) and Building (Bina), his two plays named Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, named The History of Censorship in Turkish Cinema – Black Screen (Türk Sinemasında Sansürün Tarihi devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books


Karikatür Kitabı 2 – YAŞASIN ÇOCUKLAR!

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2nd edition

Altı Kırk Dört Dalgası

THE 6.44pm WAVE
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3rd edition

Tavşan Dişli Bir Gözlemcinin Notları

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Her Şeyi Yanlış Anlayan Kedi

The Cat That Misunderstood Everything
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Tombiş Maskeli Baloya Katılmak İstemiyor

Chubby Doesn’t Want to Join the Masquerade
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Bulutlara Şiir Yazan Çocuk

The Child Writing Poems for the Clouds
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Gökdelene Giren Bulut

The Cloud That Came Indoors
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10th edition

Bebek Annem

Momy Is My Baby
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Çatıdaki Gezegen

The Planet In The Attic
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“Cheerful Stories” Series

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“Chubby Books” Series

Chubby Books Series
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Ben Ne Zaman Doğdum?

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Eve Giden Küçük Tren

Little Train Goes Home
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31st edition

Postayla Gelen Deniz Kabuğu

The Sea Shell That Came by Post
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Bizim Tombiş Fiyonk Makarnayı Çok Seviyor

Chubby Adores Bowtie Pasta
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33rd edition

Akvaryumdaki Tiyatro

Theatre in the Acquarium
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41st edition

Galata’nın Tembel Martısı

Galata’s Lazy Seagull
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Bizim Tombiş Taştan Hiç Anlamıyor

The Many Ways of a Stone
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29th edition

Benim Bir Karışım

How Long is My Hand?
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38th edition

Kedilerin Kaybolma Mevsimi

Cats' Season of Disappearance
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16th edition

Yüksek Tansiyonlu Çınar Ağacı

The Plane Tree With High Blood Pressure
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64th edition

Güneşi Bile Tamir Eden Adam

The Man Who Repairs Even The Sun
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Pat Karikatür Okulu

Pat Cartoon School
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21st edition

Havva ile Kaplumbağa

Havva and the Turtle
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44th edition

Vapurları Seven Çocuk

The Boy Who Loves Ferries
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31th edition

Buzdolabındaki Köpek

The Dog in the Fridge
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23rd edition

Geçmişe Tırmanan Merdiven

The Stairs Leading to the Past
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11th edition

Karikatür Kitabı 1 – KARİKATÜR KİTABI

The Book of Cartoons
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Alaaddin’in Geveze Su Boruları

Alaaddin's Chattering Water Pipes
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