Reetta Niemelä (b. 1973) has previously published the children’s poetry collection Sausage Pirouette (illustrated by Matti Pikkujämsä), which has also been translated into Russian (Detgiz). Niemelä is also known for her Millie series of books (illustrated by Leena Lumme), which tell the story of a seven-year-old girl learning about nature. The Millie series contain the following titles: Millie’s Winter (2002), Millie’s Autumn (2003), Millie’s Spring (2004), Millie’s Summer (2005), Millie’s Garden (2005), Millie in the City (2007), Millie’s Do-It-Yourself (2009).
The insect characters in this winning book of poems will fly straight to your heart.
Take a peek down Toadstool alley, where you can smell a fresh-baked moon! The bumblebee plays hopscotch, the woodlouse scoots to the circus, the blue-wing has a secret. And where is the spider sailing to in an orange-peel boat? The rosette ball is starting in the whispering honeysuckle. Everyone’s invited!
Original title: Sinisen Kärpäsen Sirkus
Hardcover 210 x 210 mm
Illustrations: Salla Savolainen
Graphic design: Maija Vallinoja