Original title: Kapka Ája
Genre: children´s book
Host, 2022 (to be published in May)
Rights sold to:
Slovenia (Celjska Mohorjeva Družba)
How did Vladimir the carp get that bump on his head? What’s so bad about being in a toilet cistern? And how can you tell whether a friend is a good one?
Alena Mornštajnová’s book takes children to a school for drops of water.
My name is Aya, I am a drop, and I live in a celestial pond. In Heaven, then? Of course not! A celestial pond is one with no inflow; it is filled only by water that falls from the skies. So we drops must work very hard to maintain our good life by keeping our pond from drying out.
This explains why I have just started going to school, where I will learn all I need to know. One thing I’ll learn about is transformation – into steam, ice, or snowflakes. Plus, I’ll learn about merging with the current, jumping from a weir, bouncing and swimming.
I love being at school, even though I don’t get an A-grade in everything. But what I don’t like is the mean treatment I get from Daya. Why is she forever mocking and pranking me? Wait till I tell you about what happened at the Water Olympics at the end of the school year!
Aya the Drop is Alena Mornštajnová's second book for children. As with the first, Stráša the Little Ghost / Strašidýlko Stráša (2018), she has worked on it with Galina Miklínová.
Reader age: 5 +
Illustrated by Galina Miklínová
Galina Miklínová (b. 1970) is a well-known Czech illustrator and director/artist of animated films. Her unmistakable art has embellished dozens of children’s books. Her work is familiar to many through the children’s TV series Tales of Dimity / O Kanafáskovi and the animated film The Oddsockeaters / Lichožrouti.