Lila Prap’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, I discovered when I started to research Slovenian picture books. I have chosen to review perhaps her most successful title Why? in this post. Why? is a non-fiction picture book where each double spread is devoted to a different animal. Hyenas, whales, camels and … Continue reading Why?

Slovenian Picture Books

As I mentioned in my introductory post, I am currently researching, reading and reviewing picture books from every country in the world. When I am looking for titles from a new destination, I often find a wealth of interesting material about the children’s publishing scene in that country. Most of this information is online and … Continue reading Slovenian Picture Books

Excerpt: Anything Could Happen by Jana Putrle Srdic

Air Cage All children on wheels have gotten helmets, and trenches have been dug around the tracks so we can’t cross them, which destroyed our collective memory of walking on rails. There’s a program, scribbled with yellow chalk on a blackboard: activities in nature. Young sparrows don’t kill themselves when they fall out of a … Continue reading Excerpt: Anything Could Happen by Jana Putrle Srdic