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Žirafia mama a iné príšery

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Title in English: 
Mom Giraffe and other Monsters
Author: 
Alexandra Salmela
Illustrator: 
Martina Matlovičová
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Bratislava
Country: 
Publisher: 
Artforum
Year of publication: 
2013
Pages: 
91 p.
Size: 
24 x 25,5 cm
ISBN: 
978-80-8150-026-8
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The book provides children with imaginative and humorous short fairy tales, that are sometimes crazy, based on parody and absurdity. Furthermore it includes remarkable amount of imagination and playfulness, it highlights the winning principle of the good, and shows adults' understanding towards the world of children. The goal of this book is to provide a young reader with the joy of life and imagination boom. Almost every "fairy tale" deals with the relationship between the child and their parents. However, in many stories the children are those who are more sensible, responsible, and even they have clearly the edge over the adults. The book is an interesting piece and it enriches the children's literature with something new, innovative, and catchy. It is something that disturbs many of us and captures our standardised mindset. The book was awarded The Best Children's Book and The Most Beautiful Book of the Summer 2013, and a Diploma Paper as one of The Most beautiful books of Slovakia 2013.