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Adula (Sabina Messeg)
AGE: 3-6

This book creates a beautiful cycle of toy poems – the toys that small children all over the world have, and the special ones that have their own names, like "George" or "Shoo," or a woolen camel that was found in Nazareth.
Some of the toys are dolls that look like children, like Hagit the Fishergirl who tries to catch fish in a tub, or Naomi, Rita and Olga who sunbathe on the beach, or Shoo who`s got a black face and is always getting lost. Some are animals, like a bear that sleeps in a den, a wooden horse you can gallop on, a blue velvet dolphin and a few monkeys, one of which got lost at Amsterdam Airport, and twelve that sleep in the bed and keep her warm. It`s warm under the covers, just like in Africa! And from the warm bed to wide open spaces: a ship that sails to Treasure Island; a red boat that vanishes; a bucket that empties the sea; a spade for building sandcastles; a kite that reaches the sky; a truck that drives to Tahiti and China; and a train with all kinds of people peeping out of the windows.
The poems come with color photographs that are a feast for the eyes, and so alive you can almost feel the toys.

Illustrations: Hadas and David Hall
Photographs: Adi Adar

Title Toys
Author’s Last Name Adula (Sabina Messeg)
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2005
No. Pages 32 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Tzaʹatzuim
Representation Represented by ITHL


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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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