Nawilla by Reda Gaudiamo – Indonesian Book Review

Love this book. It is charming, well written and funny. It reminded me a bit of Astrid Lindgren’s – Six Bullerby Children , and Dorothy Edwards’ – My Naughty Little Sister. If I could write a book, I would write it this way. Each chapter is short and tells a beautiful story in Nawilla’s point of view, a girl of 5 or 6 years old. I also really like the illustration by Cecilia Hidayat.

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An excerpt, I can definitely imagine it, as it reminds me of my childhood.

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Minggu

Ini pasti hari Minggu

Karena aku mencium bau nasi goreng

Dibuat Mak. Ada tomat, ada telur dadar

yang digulung lalu diiris tipis-tipis

ditaburkan diatas nasi.

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Sunday

This must be Sunday

Because I can smell Nasi Goreng

Made by Mum. There is tomato, there is omelet

which is rolled up and sliced thinly

then sprinkled on top of the rice/nasi.

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Can you smell it? mmm…

I can’t wait to read the other books in the series. You can find the writer Reda Gaudiamo here