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.

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