The Wished-for Child

Everybody is busy building a nest, eggs are layed, and happy children raised. Squirrel and Robin, a quite unlikely couple, dearly wish for a family as well. In a most charming way, Lilli L’Arronge’s cheerful illustrations tell us the story of the unconditional joy of couple that sticks together no matter what. And whose greatest wish finally comes true …

Squirrel and Robin have built their own beautiful nest, just like all the other couples, and now they wait for their egg to arrive. They longingly hope and wait, but still there is no egg. One morning, however, their biggest wish comes true: An egg is in the nest! Squirrel and Robin are overjoyed, though hatching is not always easy and becoming a family can be pretty strenuous, too.

Fondly and very sympathetically, Lilli L‘Arronge describes the agony of waiting for the longed-for child to arrive and the overwhelming delight such a child brings – even if it resembles neither mum nor dad too closely …

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Lilli L'Arronge

Born Christine Goppel in 1979, Lilli L'Arronge studied Visual Communications at Weimar’s Bauhaus University and then moved to Münster to become an illustrator. Today she illustrates, designs and writes books for children and adults. And time permitting, makes the odd animated feature, sometimes even for television.

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