Slovenian rights to THE SEESAW (Keinulauta, WSOY 2006), written by Timo Parvela and illustrated by Virpi Talvitie sold to KUD Sodobnost International! THE SEESAW was awarded the Finlandia Junior Prize for the best children’s title in Finland in 2006. The Slovenian translation will be number 14 for this title!
The other end of the seesaw is empty. On the other end, Pi is waiting for a friend to seesaw with, in vain. When a huge tree crashes on the seesaw, the little bear Pi is propelled into space. On his journey, Pi meets all kinds of creatures and finds out that in life, too, you go up and down. Every child has a lonely bear inside, so it’s easy to relate to Pi’s story. With a delicate touch, Timo Parvela brings up familiar feelings. The lovely illustrations of Virpi Talvitie support the story and feed the reader’s imagination.
Timo Parvela’s THE SEASAW reminds me of The Little Prince. Heartwarming! – Buchkultur (Germany)