Anti Saar. The Way Things Are With Us

Anti Saar „Kuidas meil asjad käivad“Illustrated by Alvar Jaakson
Tänapäev 2013, 136 p
ISBN 9789949273522
Storybook, fiction
Age: 6+

Rights sold: Hungarian, Latvian, Polish

The Way Things Are With Us is a humorous book about life in a completely ordinary family. Vassel lives in a nice little Estonian town with his mother, father, and little brother Joona, who is just two-and-a-half years old. Vassel shows the way things are in his family – how they read, write, and draw; cook and eat; tell ghost stories; argue; wait up for elves to bring presents around Christmastime; drive in the car; go to sleep; get lost; play football; host guests; and forget things.

The book was an immediate hit in Estonia, and a couple of additional print runs have already been made.

Awards:
2014 The White Ravens
2013 Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2013 Raisin of the Year Award
2013 Good Children’s Book