• author: various
  • illustrator: various

size: 14,5 x 10,5 cm

year: 2012

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The idea of  ‘painting the old poems in new colours’ is the brain-child of the artist Rūta Briede who thought of it while reading to her little daughter her own favourite childhood poem books. While the size of the bickie-buck books is small, the amount of work done by each of the artists is enormous. In the series, poems once much loved by parents or grandparents as children are re-discovered by an artist and presented to the children of today in a completely new look. The books are numbered for more convenient collecting in your home library:


No1. Jānis Baltvilks. Bickie-Buck. Illustrated by Reinis Pētersons;  

No.2. Fricis Bārda. The Swallow Chick and the Boy. Illustrated by Juris Petraškēvičs;  

No.3. Vilma Delle. Five Cats. Illustrated by Kristīne Jurjāne;  

No.4. Inese Zandere. The Doll’s Family Tree. Illustrated by Līga Kitchen;  

No.5. Viks. Bala bala. Bana bana. Illustrated by Edmunds Jansons;  

No.6. Jānis Poruks. Hullabaloo. Illustrated by Maija Līduma.  


The book’s logo features the time when each poem was written: pre-1940; between 1940 and 1990; after 1990.