The Emma Press


The Bicki-Books Bundle (Set 1)


A set of six postcard-sized picturebooks
Perfect little gifts for children aged 3+

“Once there was a wild child

Who wished to pick a toadstool (cool)

So he packed his scissor-whizzers

And roamed and roved the grand old land” – The Tall Tale of a Mischievous Mushroom Picker

If you would like us to include 6 colourful envelopes (for free!) so you can give them as individual gifts, just mention it in the note on your order.

Various authors

Each book features a poem by one of: Arnolds Auziņš, Jānis Baltvilks, Pēters Brūveris, Herberts Dorbe, Valdis Grenkovs and Maija Laukmane. The poems are translated from Latvian into English by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini, Uldis Balodis and Kate Wakeling.


A collectible series of six mini picturebooks, each featuring a delightful story accompanied by colourful illustrations. The titles included in this set are:

Bicki Bucki, written by Janis Baltvilks and illustrated by Reinis PetersonsPublication date: 17 Jan 2019

The story of a friendship between a small boy and a dinosaur who gets its tail stuck under a stone. Petersons’s simple, block colour illustrations make this tale of perseverance and helping others pop off the page. And just like the hero, the reader who powers on to the end will find a real surprise at the end of their quest!

Publication date: 17 Jan 2019 | Paperback ISBN 9781910139912

Calm Beasts, written by Herberts Dobre and illustrated by Gita Treice

A curious world where wolves fall silent and lions lie down to be stroked. The warm, muted palette of Gita Treice’s painterly illustrations bring these beasts to life.

Publication date: 17 Jan 2019 | Paperback ISBN: 9781910139936


Topsy-Turvy Tasks, written by Maija Laukmane and illustrated by Sabine Moore

A picturebook where daily routines and chores get all mixed up for a little girl and some animals: soon, Annie is being chased by mice and her dog has taken her place at school. But some things never change. As soon as the cat gets at a bowl of milk, no amount of havoc can prise him away… Sabine Moore’s bold illustrations are a mix of cartoon and cut-out styles, bringing their own bright energy to this topsy-turvy world.

Publication date: 17 Jan 2019 | Paperback ISBN: 9781910139950

The Door Wizard, written by Pēters Brūveris and illustrated by Paulis Liepa

What happens when a wizard makes a door impossible to close? The outside comes in and the inside goes out. But what’s a kid to do, caught in the middle of it all? The story is brought to life with colourful geometric illustrations of home life and the natural world by Paulis Liepa.

Paperback ISBN 9781910139981 | Publication date: 17 Jan 2019

Ice Cream, written by Arnolds Auziņš and illustrated by Līva Piterā

A cautionary tale about the perils of eating too many sweet treats  – depending on whether you think turning into a snowman is a good thing or a bad thing! Watercolour pictures by Līva Piterāne create a playful, dream-like snowscape, and add a comic touch to the poem’s portrait of family life.

Publication date: 17 Jan 2019 | Paperback ISBN: 9781910139974

Naughty Gnat, written by Valdis Grenkovs and illustrated by Zane Zlemeša

Naughty Gnat is a mini picturebook about a drawing session that doesn’t go to plan. Zane Zlemeša illustrates the story with a vivid collage of scribbles and platters as the would-be artist becomes overwhelmed by a fly in the ointment.

Publication date: 17 Jan 2019 | Paperback ISBN: 9781910139981

Additional information

Dimensions 14.5 × 10.5 cm
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