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