Anti Saar. Pärt Can’t Do a Backflip

Illustrated by Anna Ring
Päike ja Pilv 2017, 25 pp
ISBN 9789949986231
Picturebook, fiction
Age: 7+

Rights sold: Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Russian

One day when Pärt goes outside, the neighbor-girl Kaisa is already jumping on the trampoline. She starts teasing the boy because he can’t do a backflip. At first, he tries to ignore Kaisa, but she won’t quit taunting him. Pärt becomes furious, but he can’t hit her because only one person is allowed on the trampoline at a time. Yet when Kaisa leaves to buy ice cream, Pärt climbs onto the trampoline, wipes away his tears, and gathers up his courage…

Award:
2018 “Järje Hoidja” Award of the Tallinn Central Library