Illustrated by Reetta Niemensivu and Aapo Ravantti
Wonderful collection of animal (and human) poems. My favourite was of a sad cow that is pining after a bull that had gone with another cow. How very sad! The cuteness comes from the word "muu". Mariska writes: "Sonni löysi viereen jonkun Muun." The bull is now near someone else. (Muu= someone else and the sound a cow makes in Finland)
These poems are insightful: the seagulls at the Helsinki marketplace are just in defiance age. That is why they are trying to eat people's foods! A little girl is on strike and does not want to go to sleep, to day care and so on. Adults have the right to strike so why not kids?
Mariska is previously known as musician. She has written lyrics to many Finnish artist and has recorded songs herself.
|Siiri on strike|
|The seagull in mischief|
|Cow mooing over a bull|