helidoni kai i petalouda"
(The swallow and the butterfly)
Patakis, 2001 - 7th edition 2011. 40 pp.
Three young swallows get ready for their first
flight. Two of them take to flying straight away but
the third refuses to even try. He thinks that his mother
wants to teach him to fly so as to send him away. Then
he meets a colourful butterfly who becomes his best
friend. Well, one day the butterfly will fly far away
and the little swallow must make up his mind whether
to conquer his fear or lose his friend for good.
"... a piece of fantasy that stresses the
value of friendship and the courage we need in life."
PEDI KAI NEOI GONEIS (Children and New Parents) Magazine
- April 2002
"... In this book a butterfly helps a scared swallow
to fly for the first time... Through a successful, indirect
way, the story refers to the continuous effort needed
to achieve a goal, and stresses the value of mutual
Yiannis Papadatos, DIAVAZO magazine, No 430, June 2002
"...It is the authoress' enjoyable and succinct
writing style as well as the presentation of the story
through aesthetically high illustrations that lead children
to a nice trip in the world of imagination giving them
the opportunity to learn about the power and worth of
friendship and how to effectively deal with their fears."
ETHNOS newspaper - Sunday, 18 August 2002