Monday, November 3, 2014

Brave little Memmuli

Mervi Lindman 2005

Memmuli is a brave little girl. She just doesn't know that. She is afraid to go to the toilet, because she heard that crocodiles live there. She is afraid to eat, because her dad said that the food takes his tongue with it (strange Finnish saying when the food is so good "vie kielen mennessään).

At night Memmuli is afraid of the shadows. Everyone tells her that she is a big girl now, she shouldn't be afraid. But she is. Then she dreams about being small.

Memmuli in a forest
Luckily Mom is there and she explains, what it really means to be brave. It means that you acknowledge  that you are afraid.

The illustrations are full of detail and they support the story very well.

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