IBBY Turkey - Picture Book Of The Year 2007
In this picture book she wrote and illustrated for children, Betül Sayın, the well known children’s books illustrator, tells a story inviting everyone to live in peace. Sayın uses a colourful and fluent language in narrating how despotism and terror will alienate people from the community and how effective, love and communication are in solving problems. An indispensable bedside book both for children and parents.
Unlike his friend the field mouse, Kuki the Mole is very bored and looking for something to have fun. When he sees Kurbiş the Frog who is trying on her new dress, he thinks that throwing mud on her will be very amusing. He answers Zıp Zıp the Squirrel’s offer to share the nuts that he painstakingly collected, by a kick that scatters all the nuts. He enjoys pushing Turtle Topik, who has made it to the top of the grassy hill, back down the slope. Having great fun, Kuki is unaware how much he upsets all his friends. He finds himself all alone the next day at Kurbiş the Frog’s party. Will Kuki realize his mistake and find a way to apologize from his friends.