The baby book „Pisike puu“ (translation from Estonian: „Little Tree“) was commissioned by the Estonian Cultural Ministry. The book is given as a gift from the Estonian state to all children who have been or will be born in Estonia between the years 2015-2018. The book contains 50 poems and stories which have been selected from the works of classic and contemporary Estonian children’s literature. The book was composed and published by the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre.
The title „Little Tree“ comes from a poem, of the same name, by Ott Arder. The book was illustrated by Catherine Zarip. The purpose of the book gifting is to show appreciation for our country’s children’s literature and to help children develop reading habits from an early age.
Tallinners, who’s child has been born after the year 2015, will be able to receive the baby book from any department or branch library of the Tallinn Central Library. The closest library to your family’s home may be looked up from here.