Monday, 27 August 2018

"Selma" By Jutta Bauer (Gecko Press)

Here's a slightly humbling and thought-provoking philosophical journey into what really makes us happy and fulfils us...
"Selma" by Jutta Bauer has been around for quite a number of years now, but Gecko Press are repriting it in a lovely little (almost) pocket-sized format that is full of appeal.

"Selma" is the simple story of a sheep. She gets up in the morning, eats a bit of grass, says hello to all of her friends, eats a bit more grass, plays with her kids for a bit, eats (yes you've guessed it) a bit more grass before a night-night to the last of her friends, and a sleepy snooze time as night draws in.

Selma is asked what she'd do with more money, more time - but Selma's answers are beautifully wistful and simple, showing that to genuinely feel like we're the richest folk on the planet, sometimes you don't need more than you actually NEED (if that makes sense).

It's lovely this, quite restful and a great book to stimulate awesome philosophical conversations with your little ones (though if C had all the money in the world I think she'd probably buy a huge castle somewhere and fill it with kittens, sorry Selma!)

"Selma" by Jutta Bauer is out now, published by Gecko Press (kindly supplied for review).