Raud’s elegant picturebook is a strikingly stylish allegory about how by being a kind-hearted listener you can help other people and make friends.
The Sunday Times
Half the magic of Raud’s strange, subtle fable is in the illustrations, which combine rounded shapes, linear tangles, and idiosyncratic detail to conjure a whimsical world.
This quirky affirmation of the value of listening will have readers thinking.
PIRET RAUD was born in 1971 in Tallinn, Estonia. She has studied printmaking at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Since graduating in 1995 she has been living and working in Tallinn as a graphic artist, book illustrator and author. She has illustrated
50 books, written 17 books for children and one novel for adults. Her books have been translated into French, Italian, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Slovenian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Albanian, Hungarian and German. Her main publishers are
Éditions du Rouergue (France),
Thames & Hudson Ltd
(UK), Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers (Japan) and Tänapäev (Estonia).