Piret Raud. Three Wishes

Raud-kolm-soovi-jpIllustrated by Piret Raud
Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers 2012, 32 pp
ISBN 978-4-8340-2702-0

Rights sold: Japanese

This is the story of a married couple living a quarrelsome and lazy life. There is something to argue about every day. One day, a mysterious old man turns up. He gives them three days to come up with three wishes. What to wish for? A cow that gives sweet milk? A tree that bears all the fruits of the world? The third day dawns, and they still have no idea what to wish for. To start with, the wife will make some soup. One wish after another will be wasted. Finally, the man and his wife understand that it isn’t the things that are important, but their life together.

Awards:
2013 The White Ravens
2012 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit