• author: various
  • illustrator: various

size: 14,5 x 10,5 cm

year: 2014

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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:


Nr.49. Vilis Plūdons. The Hare's Bathhouse. Illustrated by Andris Eglītis;

Nr.50. Fricis Bārda. The Little Rain Man. Illustrated by Ināra Garklāva;

Nr.51. Māris Čaklais. I Am a Brave Hunter. Illustrated by Pēteris Līdaka; 

Nr.52. Arvīds Grigulis. Look!. Illustrated by Ieva Maurīte; 

Nr.53. Rūta Skujiņa. From a Little Star. Illustrated by Andra Otto-Hvoinska; 

Nr.54. Jānis Baltvilks. The Black Song. Illustrated by Zane Oborenko.


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