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The Raincloud’s Greatest Wish

Liis Sein

  • Illustrator: Anne Linnamägi
  • Language: Estonian
  • Päike ja Pilv
  • 2018, 32 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949722440
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 5+
Little Matilda likes sunny weather more than anything else. The girl just adores playing tic-tac-toe, reading poems, and licking popsicles in the sunshine. But when a gigantic cloud settles into the sky, the sun has no choice but to gather up its rays and wait for the rain to stop. Matilda waits eagerly for the showers to cease, too, but they keep falling endlessly. Days and weeks pass, but there is still no room for the sun in the sky. Matilda’s patience finally wears thin and she decides to sit down with the cloud for a serious chat so her best friend can return.


Translated by Epp Annus
2018  5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, special prize of the Jury for charming and picturesque watercolour technique
2017 The Knee-High Book Competition, special prize for illustrations