The Giraffe Mom and Other Monsters - Alexandra Salmela

In these twenty-one magical tales the author describes with great imagination the problems of children attempting to understand the incomprehensible adults' talk. The stories are permeated by a playful informality. The humour and the overall tone of the book come off as natural, and both the story (no matter how unrealistic or even absurd) and the language also feel natural and surprisingly lively. The language especially is a treat to be enjoyed by the reader. The illustrations of Martina Matlovičová significantly contribute to the overally delightful experience of the book. The drawings enliven Salmela's tales and aim to develop a child's imagination.