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Who Visited Tiny Toadstool?

Maria Dek

27 March 2019
165 x 240 mm
Hardcover, 28 pages
Age 3+

There is a tiny Toadstool that lives at the edge of the forest. And he loves entertaining guests! Would you like to meet them? Colourful beetles play hide and seek nearby, ants rest in his shadow, a grasshopper pays a visit with his band of musical worms, a busy little mouse hurries by saying hello. There is so much going on in the forest! Now you can be a part of it. Come and visit the Tiny Toadstool. Who Visited Tiny Toadstool is a beautifully illustrated book about the life of forest and its inhabitants. In both poetic and easily understandable manner it speaks about symbiosis, photosynthesis and other phenomena that parents are not always comfortable to explain to their children. It shows all the different relationships within the forest and explains how the elements, plants and animals live together. It’s a celebration of wildlife much needed in times when children spend very little time surrounded by nature. 

The book was published as a part of THE BEST POLISH ILLUSTRATORS series.

Maria Dek is a Polish author and illustrator, based in Białowieża, the oldest forest in Europe. Maria loves to play with the absurd and mixes it with traditional techniques of creating illustrations. After earning art degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and University of the Arts, London, she wrote and illustrated her first children's picture book, En Forêt (2016), which received a starred review in Kirkus. Her books Quand je serai grand and La souris qui voulait faire une omelette by Davide Calì (hélium 2016, 2017) have been translated into five languages. The illustrations from her book Mais où a filé Malo la Musaraigne? (hélium 2018) have been selected for Ilustrarte 2018. Maria’s works were on display in Poland and abroad: at
21st Children and Youth Writers' Meeting in Szekszárd (2013), at Picture Book Quadrennial exhibition inRiga (2014), at The Illustrators' Fair in London (2014) and in Porto at O! Galeria.

Other titles in THE BEST POLISH ILLUSTRATORS series:
Aleksandra Cieślak, At the Hairdresser/ pdf available on request
Joanna Rusinek, Cosmic Vox Pop/pdf available on request