This masterpiece among the books written and illustrated by Behiç Ak, is published in Turkey in 1994 by Günışığı Kitaplığı, 23 years after it was first published in Japan and received 1986 Noma Concours Encouragement Award. Caricaturist and writer Behiç Ak makes his young readers think about protecting the common heritage and embracing memories and values. The book, which is regarded as a classic with its surreal colors and details, criticizes the destructive nature of the human with a realistic but hopeful story. It is a very colorful story that leaves a mark in the memory of every reader, from all ages.
Ayşe and Ahmet’s father is like the old plane tree in the village.
He is as big as a giant, and he sleeps and sleeps all the time.
Of course, it is because the old man is suffering from high blood pressure. One day, when the giant plane tree dried, the children were alarmed!
Could it be that the blood pressure of the old tree had gone up too much, like their father’s?