Meet Dim, a Lovely Forest Creature

Days ago a friend of mine told me about a very special book. It’s called Vem ser Dim? which means Who Sees Dim?. I looked for the book in e-shops but couldn’t find. So, I wrote to the author, and — guess what. She sent me the book!

Vem ser Dim? Written and illustrated by Maria Nilsson Thore. Bonnier Carlsen, 2017

I want this post to be in English, so it can be international, and everyone in the world would get to know that there, somewhere in the deep, deep woods, someone like Dim exists. It’s pretty important, you know.

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The Little Girl and the Rain; A Piece of Art for Kids

Once upon a time there was a little girl and a summer rain … This is the story of a very special book for children that was published by Albatros 43 years ago.

The Little Girl and the Rain
“It was the little girl, dressed for the rain.”
A teaser from the Polish version of the book.
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A yellow raincoat, red wellington boots and playing tag with the rain. What a pleasure to read this book in hot summer days!

The Little Girl and the Rain from Milena Lukešová and Jan Kudláček tells a story about a girl who met the rain in the silent streets of a nameless town. Poetic bilderbuch full of raindrops became known by children all around the world.

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Look Inside: My Book!

I couldn’t be happier. One and a half year ago my favourite publisher phoned, and said: “We want you. You’re going to work with us.” Since then – well, I am a writer and I write. Books for children.

Rok v lese
Sooo interesting … © Aneta Žabková

Sure, I’m not Astrid Lindgren, and I’ve never meant to be. But somehow I write – fiction and especially non-fiction because that’s what we do most of all – non-fiction books for kids.

It’s not easy.

Actually, it’s the most difficult job I’ve ever had.

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How to Be a Wildflower. A Field Guide to Living Life Wild and Free, by Katie Daisy

“You wrote this book for souls like me. Can’t wait to get it.” — Jodie Lee Patterson

“Just ordered, so excited.” — Colleen Trefz

“STUNNING! Awesome, Katie.” — Emma Schonenberg

“Beautiful.” — Emma Whicher

How to Be a Wildflower
How to Be a Wildflower. A Field Guide, by Katie Daisy. Chronicle Books, 2016. Photos: Katie Daisy

This is How to Be a Wildflower, by Katie Daisy, and I purchased it as fast as I could because this beautiful book is “a field guide to living life wild and free”.

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5 + 1 Inspirational Writing Quotes

I love writing. Letters are my life. Oh, what a cliché! Anyway. Here are some rather good writing quotes. Love it. Don’t you just love reading about writing?

Writing. One of the best things in the world. Photo: Modvive.com

1. WRITE. “The palest ink is better than the best memory.”
– Chinese proverb

2. “Read, read, read.”
– Austin Kleon (Steal Like a Writer)

3. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time to write.”
– Stephen King

4. “There is nothing like a flair for writing.”
– unknown

5. “Write. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.”
– Neil Gaiman (Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing)

And Here Is the Special One

“This Writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.”
— Eeyore

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Happy New Year and See You in 2016

I was just thinking how strange the life is. A year ago I felt like my heart is broken, and couldn’t get through the pain. God, it took so much time!

Are you ready for another step?
Are you ready for another step?

Then I went to the Netherlands, I changed my job, and then I did it again – I changed my job and moved my house. Now, here I am, a 31-year-old editor creating books for kids.

Right here, right now I think it just couldn’t be better, man.

I’m so happy and grateful for people who helped me to make my life happier – my boyfriend M. and parents, in particularly. And it’s pretty gorgeous that some people still read me. Yay! It’s just so perfect! Thank you, Danzel!

Let’s look for new book adventures in 2016 together.

May the Force and Light is with you.

~ Petra


Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook

You know the story, right? I remember it quite well from my childhood. My daddy always said: “Again THIS movie? No way! We’re going to watch another one!”

Home Alone

However, at Christmas he watched it with me many times, and so far I remember, he had much more fun than me at last! Nice movie, nice memories. Sigh. It’s great to see the story in a book now!

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