Gökçe Ateş Aytuğ is telling a heartwarming story from the eyes of Aslı. Aslı is a girl who’s trying to save a kitten stranded on top of a tree. In this amusing story, Aytuğ is successfully pointing at the differences in feelings and thoughts of children. Aytuğ’s other book I Was So Bored Today is telling the story of the same day from the perspective of a boy.


Seeing a kitten stranded on the branch of a tree from her window, Aslı rushes out of the house to help the cat. She forgets to take her keys and even to put on her shoes. Her friend Aret brings a coat for her but Aslı prefers to wear her classmate Ali’s coat! While everybody was trying to rescue the cat, Aslı starts to think about love…

Gökçe Ateş Aytuğ

She was born in İstanbul, in 1980. She studied art history in the university. For long years she worked in different publishing houses as an editor and she translated children’s books. Her children’s novel Maya’s Tree (Maya’nın Ağacı) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı in 2017 gained much attention and appreciation. In 2018, she revised her earlier published works I Planned to Dream Today (Bugün Hayal Kuracaktım) and I was So Bored Today (Bugün Çok Sıkıldım Ben) to be published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. She continues to write for children and young adults. Aytuğ lives in İstanbul with her husband and daughter.

Other Books

2nd edition

Bugün Çok Sıkıldım Ben

I Was So Bored Today
Gökçe Ateş Aytuğ
6th edition

Maya’nın Ağacı

Maya's Tree
Gökçe Ateş Aytuğ