In her first book, Gürsen Özen is putting into words the hopes, longings and heartbreaks of children with many witty and cheerful details from daily life. The book offers a joyful reading experience for all ages. The colourful moments of friendship, play, family, neighbourhood and school days. Having worked as a teacher for long years, author’s attention to the different characteristics of protagonists from different regions, her natural and flowing language are worth noting. With colourful stories prioritising the children’s relations with their teachers and parents, invite the reader to think, dream and make up their own stories. Many emotions like the excitement of a seeing a balloon seller crossing the street, the fear of sleeping in a camp tent for the first time, the passion for catching the stars in a science experiment, wait the readers of this joyful book.
Fifteen stories in the book: Missing Sea While In the Ocean; Bunny Gang; Quarter Gold Day; Deserted and Lightless; Raining Roses, Flying Birds; White Cheese With Holes; Chocolate Voiced Woman; Hopping Voices; Children Carrying A Star; Feathery, Wingful Pink; Aquamarine Blue; Plop! We Fall Into The Game; Balloons and Anger Bubbles; My Suntouched Raincoat; The Gugukkus.