Aino Pervik. The Wandering Cat

randav kassiemme kaasIllustrated by Catherine Zarip
Tammerraamat 2012, 28 pp
ISBN 9789949482443
Age: 3+

Rights sold: Italian

The Wandering Cat is a book for the littlest of readers, in which the pictures carry just an important role as the text. What happens when a wandering mommy-cat finds out she will give birth to little kittens very soon? As one can expect, she must find a little spot for the kittens – a spot where they can stay safely while the mother goes looking for food. And so, the wandering mommy-cat finds an empty stork’s nest atop a post. It is the best place for bringing four little kids into the world. The kittens quickly turn into good little helpers, and when a big rainstorm comes, they must all hit the road again together. A simple story, yet one that is thought-provoking. Featured in the pictures are larger and smaller birds, as well as homes of every suit: just the kinds that are suitable for someone.

Awards:
2012 Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (The Complex World of Letters, Klabautermann’s Problem, The Wandering Cat)
2012 25 Best Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit
2012 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit