Běžíliška's books

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Board books

Hey, Ferdinand!

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Board book full of rhymes about successful quest for the lost comrade-bat Ferdinand, easily to be transformed in a house. In different ways? No way, the curtains shall not be outside!

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Rekomando

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Screen printed board book that can be folded into a form of a postal package showing brisk verse plot about wandering of the package around the world to a scout camp and about adventures of Vašík and Vašík looking for a present from their great grandfather with a help of the crazy stuff their grandma sent to them.

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Crisscross quest for the fox

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Rhymed anecdotes from picturesque town full of animals and bizarre-looking people on pages of extraordinary configurable board book – loose leaves and notches allow you to create the story every time differently.

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Everything's in the garden

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Classic board book with very realistic matt greenish-yellow illustrations of garden nature with bright details of flowers shining out of the pages. Among them, two small girls are playing and talking in verses about what they see on the ground as well as on the sky.

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An elephant who was afraid of heights

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Large-scale board book about an elephant calf escaping from a circus. Gently tinted lithographs accompanied by verses about overcoming the fear showing that it is never too late for return.

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Dreaming

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Dreamy verses about crabs arranged by size, a chink under a dessert cover and dreaming people and things in soft board book in hardcover folder.

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All Nine Dormice in the House

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An accordion-like board book in red canvas about growing number of dormice.

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When Gander Gives Goose A Kiss

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Poems about animal families, amusing children and adults with parables about family life of animals and humans as well.

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Antonie and the Deer Dancer

Love story about a goat who fall in love with a hare, the deer dancer.

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Walk through a train

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Train-trip story in a playful board book in shape of wagons.

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Mr. Stork Lost His Cap

Books

Kuba Tuba Tatubahn

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A story about Kuba and his lost tuba, which attracts by its bewitching logic: the residents of the under-underground world are responsible for crowding the platforms of underground and making mess on transfers during off-peaks so that the passengers do not feel lonely.

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Inventionarium

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Humorous verses about history of different inventions presented in different forms of poetry and in different arrangements, which are attractive by its shape and ingenious diffusion of texts and illustrations.

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Let Me Tell You Something, Johan

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Bathroom-tile format book with collage illustrations and story told partly by a teddy bear.

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Palindromes

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A book of Czech-French palindromes, words that can be read from the beginning as well as from the end, full of images connecting the French meaning of the word with the meaning of its Czech twin as well as the meanings of the words through the pages.

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Little mouse's encyclopedia

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Tale about a mouse interested in sciences who has written its own encyclopaedia about nature.

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Fairytale about the Little Ipsy

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A story about an educated bark beetle, who learns how to read and write and then teaches all the larvae in the colony so that they can write calligraphic letters in the bast.

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Bear and Fox

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Playful and cute book full of refreshingly poignant home conversations, sometimes very stormy, for all the bears and foxes, not only for the parents of our current and future readers.
https://www.terezascerbova.com/work/bear-and-foxcomic-book

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Das Knie

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Thin book covered in grey linen without any picture at the front page may look even too sober. However, the morbid humour together with larksome illustrations vivify a knee, lonely roaming on earth.

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Beware the Doc!

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History of medicine in seven days, seven medicine topics from prehistory to the present.

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Cat Cut

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Jolly riddles introduce large format illustrations accompanied by visual microstories, while hinged sheets show the entrails of the depicted objects, animals and even buildings.

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A famous Czech ballad about misfortune and misery multiplied by human ruthlessness bound in dark grey linen. Gloomy illustrations seem to be drawn by the old Magdon himself by a piece of coal, his living as well as fate of his wife.

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Field Buddies

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Cute, short-spoken story of friendship of a gopher and a vole, which is not disturbed even by the fact that only one of them sleeps in winter. Black pen-and-ink drawings are ideal for depicting space as well as the pelage of the rodents.

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House number 226

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Every house has beside its address also its story. Someone built it, someone lived in it, did his homework and planted trees in the garden. In every street some house had to be the first one and every grandmother was once a little girl.

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Everything has something to do with happiness

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Collection of poems varying from playful style through nostalgy to pure consternation.

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Cuck-cook book: Playtime in the Kitchen

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Recipes that you will enjoy: tick-tack-toe cocktail snacks, edible chalks and blooming lemonades.
http://www.kukku-cook.com/en

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Karut and Rabach

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Thrilling and adventurous pilgrimage of brothers Karut and Rabach to a dusky cavern and back.

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Invisible Animal

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Incidents of Mina and her Animal, which is sometimes grumpy and sometimes pink, sometimes speaks in verses and sometimes is elfish, sometimes is cuddling and sometimes has claws. It is a troublemaker and the best friend at the same time. And the only one who can see it is its Mina!

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What the Guinea Pigs need to do

Rosalie and Black Peter, or About Windmills

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Mysterious and playful story full of weird creatures living in a windmill, with chapters offering insight into the history and operation of windmills.

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Little mouse's encyclopaedia II

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Second volume of the tale about the mouse interested in nature sciences. This time including quiz questions and a board game.

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Little photographers

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How to develop a film photograph, how does a pinhole camera work and how to set up a portrait lighting properly? You will find out all of this and even more together with school kids Jasmine and Christopher. This book contains, intertwined in a thrilling story not only interesting chapters on history and principles of photography, but also practical guides and inspiration for the readers’ own photographic adventures both in analog and digital.

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First Snow

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A book about children’s joy of the first day when snow turns a garden into an immense white plain and kids into spoorers, polar explorers as well as caring friends of hungry titmice.

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Charlie and the bees

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A winter story about Charlie and the bees, who hate each other but have to learn to live together in the forest.

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Cyril the Cyclist

The Grandfather

George in a Cube

Edition Microfox

Little boy

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A touching story about a little boy who has grown up out of the small bean in a mummy’s belly to a young gentleman. Why touching? Mums of the maturing gentlemen will understand…

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Traffic lights that ran wild

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Verses about traffic lights that ran wild with the illustrations which are only in blue, pink and brownish colours. What does it mean that the lights run wild? Of course the change of colours which causes many traffic clashes.

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Koala from Petřín

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What happens with all the teddy bears which got lost? They are having fun being free. They go wild, climb the trees and bath in a waterfall.

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Abandoned puppy

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A story of an abandoned puppy rescued from a dog shelter.

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Lea and R

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A story of an ordinary day during which the grandmothers sipping their coffee happen to fly over the roofs. And it is already a reason why to learn how to pronounce R correctly!

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František in a hospital

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A story in verses about a little František who had an accident and then had to spent some time in a hospital, where it could be not only interesting, but also instructive.

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Through the world and back to life

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Humorous verses with a morbid taste about limbs broken in a traffic accident enjoying travelling around the world and after some time returning home into a life with their owner.

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Polar bears seeking their fortune

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An allegorical tale about a family of polar bears looking for a new home. Are they able to integrate into the local society without giving up their love for seal meat and aurora borealis?

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Microfox Septet

„Microfox“ is a special edition of the publishing house běžíliška (in translation “the running fox”) which builds on a tradition of fairy tales distributed in hospitals to seize attention of misbehaving waiting patients.
Currently it consists of seven small paperbacks of the size A6 landscape, some of them are in verses. The small format is not a pretence for a less serious concept, on the contrary the format of tiny volumes enables the author of illustrations, who is different for each microfox, to make experiments.

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Microfox Septet+

The little girl and a kite

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An adventure with a dragon-kite. Than one which has color ribbons instead of scales.

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Mammoth chase

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Verses about life of prehistoric people and death of prehistoric mammoth in which the watercolors of the animals flood the sharp contours of those who will have them for dinner.

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Cat dance

Story about choosy cat which does not want to dance with anybody else than Mr. Tomcat.

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Mushroom verses

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Mushroom atlas in verses in which an amanita pantherina shows its sharp teeth, truffles lazily lounge and milk-caps poison cows.

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Fata Morgana

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About a lost camel calf, hunger, eating of cactuses and camel mother love.

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A Clockwork Doggie

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What are toys doing at night? How to open a locked door? Who wins and who will be eaten?

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Poetry Please: Pandemic

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Short rhymes inspired by governmental state-of-emergency regulations during the covid-19 spring 2020 about wearing face masks, quarantine or the virus itself announced by the popular character Hurvinek.

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Hansel and Gretel

Unconventional version of the classic fairy tale about a witch living in a house made of gingerbread.

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Hoover and Other Stuff

Verses about ordinary stuff, which are not so ordinary any more if you have enough imagination.

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Once Upon a World

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Joyful dada verses within crosshatched red-yellow pattern about man with a hat full of hole, his wife, their kids and their whole world.

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Mr. Hiccups

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A story about a man who started to hiccup while eating his breakfast. And never stopped.

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Burnt out Dinosaurs

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A sad story about a sad dinosaur, which sadly begins and sadly ends.

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