Sibo makes friends with a new girl who has a secret that she seems ashamed of. Sibo’s mother also makes it clear that the friendship is not on. Find out what the secret is and how Sibo helps change her mother’s misguided beliefs and shows her new friend that her secret is nothing to be ashamed of.
At school, Sibo and her friends learn a new word - biodiversity. The teacher’s explanation makes Sibo concerned about the environment, but her dad comes up with a great idea to fix up the local park. The whole community gets involved and shares ideas on how it can be done. They are rewarded with a clean and beautiful space to play, have picnics, go for walks and marvel at nature’s beauty.
In an enchanted forest of paper, paint, and whimsy, a hapless hunter bumbles after creatures large and small, from a mother fox and her pups to forest giants and vivid birds. Bold illustrations with dream-world colors bring the woodlands to life.
Nine pre-cut pop-out masks allow children to act out the story with family and friends. Slipping into the roles of the book’s creatures, they can also create delightful tales of their own and lose themselves in a land of make-believe.
Stella's cheerful summer fun and anticipation of becoming a first grader are disturbed by a surprising turn of events. Grandpa falls over on his bicycle and is confined to a hospital bed for days. Their shared days at the quarry would have to wait.
Stella is not as nervous about visiting Grandpa at the big hospital building now that she has become acquainted with a girl of her age who sits in a wheelchair.
Stella is anxious to find a magic stone in her quarry with which she could wake Grandpa up. Whether it is thanks to the power of the stone or the affection of a small child that finally makes Grandpa open his eyes remains a mystery.
The author Tuula Pere has previously worked as a lawyer and served in various expert and senior management positions in international corporations. After two decades of professional career, she embarked upon studies to get a Ph.D. in law. Alongside her research project, Tuula Pere has also set about realizing another dream of hers. She has written several children's books and poems.
The Illustrator Sanna Pelliccioni is a graphics designer and children's book author. She is originally from Oulu and currently lives in Helsinki. In addition to her own 'Onni-poika' children's book series, she makes versatile illustration to children's books and to nature books.
Sanni ja taikakivi has been published in Finnish with the name Sanni ja taikakivi and as an e-book also in Swedish with the name Saga och den magiska stenen. The English translation has been made by Päivi Vuoriaro and the Swedish translation by Angelika Nikolowski-Bogomoloff.
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