• author: various
  • illustrator: various

size: 14,5 x 10,5 cm

year: 2013

price: 8.60 €

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:

Nr.19. Eriks Ādamsons. Butterfly over the Highway. Illustrated by  Laima Eglīte; 

Nr.20. Jāzeps Osmanis. Secret. Illustrated by  Ingrīda Pičukāne;

Nr.21. Vitauts Ļūdēns. Potato, potao. Illustrated by  Ieva Jurjāne; 

Nr.22. Laimonis Vāczemnieks. Midday Nap. Illustrated by  Inga Meldere; 

Nr.23. Pēters Brūvers. Little Wolf. Illustrated by  Ilze Abika; 

Nr.24. Inese Zandere. Horse. Illustrated by  Reinis Pētersons.


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