Piret Raud. Trööömmmpffff, or Eli’s Voice

Raud-Piret-Trooommmpffff-Eli-haal-rIllustrated by the author
Tänapäev 2016, 36 pp
ISBN 9789949850532
Age: 3+
Rights sold: English, Italian, French

A little bird named Eli lives on the sandy shore of a big sea. Eli has no voice. When she hears the rustling of tree leaves, the crashing of sea waves, and the pattering of rain, Eli is so sad that she wants to cry. One morning, Eli finds a horn on the beach. When she blows into one end of it, it makes a fantastic loud noise that goes: “Trööömmmpffff!” Eli is overjoyed – now, she finally has her own voice! But before long, she finds out that the trumpet belongs to Siim. Without his trumpet, Siim isn’t himself anymore: he’s incomplete. What should Eli do now?

Awards:
2018 IBBY Honour List for illustrations
2016 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit