wonderbaby's year

  • author: Inese Zandere
  • illustrator: Edmunds Jansons

isbn: 978-9984-820-15-6

size: 18 x 18 cm

quantity: 56 pages

year: 2008

price: 5,50 €

A 22-poem cycle telling the story of a family with a new addition – a newborn baby: of the events of the first year of its life and their place within the context of family, nation, nature, the course of seasons, language and traditions.

The book features both nursery rhymes, ideal for reading aloud and playing games, and somewhat more serious poems for older children. The tiny baby, however, is the thematic wonderkey to the cycle, as well as the wonderkey to awareness of family togetherness. The poems, while openly affectionate, are free of any ‘lovey-dovey mushiness’.

The book was included in the IBBY Honour List.