Gertrud – The Little Seamstress
Creator: Mrs Mighetto
Size: 30cm x 20 cm x 1.5cm
A gorgeous book for Intermediate readers (or a lovely book for an adult to read to younger ones)
Gertrud is the tiniest if them all, but she knows magic. Once, in an attempt to prevail her insecurity, she created a magical circus tent and found her passion and self-confidence in costume design. Among needle and thread, burning jumpsuits and fluttering tulle we get to follow Gertrud’s journey, both the one inside herself and the one she is doing in the magical flying circus.
Gertrud – the little seamstress, is a dreamy book on rhyme for children 3-6 years old.
The book is 32 pages of Mrs Mighetto’s typical whimsical mark of fairy tale and watercolor.
…When the sun dispels darkness and night turns to day,
she knows that being tiny doesn’t mean being frail.
That strength lies in being who we are and finding our will,
whether we want to paint, sing, sew or just sit still.
“Her voice swirled like plumes of smoke into the bright white light. The peculiar tunnel seemed to have no up or down, and they fought with flailing arms and legs to regain their balance. Suddenly, Penny landed on a rough surface with a loud bump, hitting her head on something hard. Everything went black.”
Penny and her friend Lola wake up to find themselves in a forgotten fairground. Here an evil force has stolen everything that sparkles, silencing laughter and cheer long, long ago. All that remains is the terrifying master, the Mountain, who loathes the smell of children. Especially the ones who dare to defy him …
Despite her fears, Penny must face the master on her quest to find little brother Bill and to fight the White Light. In her pocket she clutches a crumpled-up note from her long-lost mother.
The Forgotten Fairground is a story written with magical words to be read aloud and shared with children ages 3-9. It’s about finding courage, fighting light with light and how you can always whistle if you need help…
The illustrations are so poetic that they will create for children a curiosity and love for the world of numbers, wanting to return to the story again and again to see the characters and their poetic world.
This book and its intricate hand-drawn illustrations will definitely become a beautiful keepsake.
The book is FSC printed in Germany with responsible resource.
Created by Mrs Mighetto, a Swedish team of highly creative artists.