285 x 210mm



Jul 6, 2022

Pub Date




Najmoisha Mama

Halyna Kyrpa
Hrasya Oliyko

In this Ukrainian-language picture book a young girl writes down everything she can think of about her mother, including something extra-special – her mother is soon going to give her a baby brother.

Otter-Barry Books have joined with a group of European publishers to publish Najmoisha Mama, providing a picture book in their own language for displaced Ukrainian children.

In this warm-hearted ode to mothers everywhere, one little girl writes down everything she knows about her mother. She tells how she hopes to make her mum a queen at midnight on New Year's Eve, but they both fall asleep before the magic can work. Her mother is good, gentle, fair and patient. She is kind to stray cats and gentle with dolls. She has a beautiful smile and she knows something very special - that there's a baby in her tummy, a baby brother who will join the family very soon. In fact this mother is the BEST MUMMY IN THE WORLD!


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Halyna Kyrpa


Halyna Kyrpa is a Ukrainian writer who was included in the IBBY Honor List 2018, holder of the Order of the North Star for her outstanding contribution to strengthening Ukrainian-Swedish ties and fruitful work in the field of translation of Swedish children's literature. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages, and she translates from Belarusian, Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish.


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