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Karla the Bumblebee Waits for Rain

Tia Navi

  • Illustrator: Regina Lukk-Toompere
  • Language: Estonian
  • Päike ja Pilv
  • 2021, 32 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916630020
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 5+
Rights sold: North Macedonian

A little bumblebee named Karla is buzzing across the lawn, which is mowed as straight as a board and hasn’t a single blossom. Suddenly picking up a sweet scent, he follows it to a wonderous second-floor balcony. There are blossoms galore! Runner beans, nasturtiums, vervains, snapdragons – each and every one holds a magical power that makes them grow. A sprinkling of water is needed, too, but that’s no problem. Oskar, the boy who lives in the apartment, is very responsible about watering their flowers. Yet one day the family goes on vacation to the countryside, leaving the potted plants high and dry. Karla is at a loss for what to do to prevent the incredible blossoms from losing their life force.