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Tiny Like a Bug


Is the world small, cozy, and edible? Or maybe it’s an infinity of acorns, squirrels, and forests? Follow this tiny story about a tiny bug trying to answer those questions, and in the process, discovering the world.

This beautifully illustrated board book is dedicated to the very youngest readers, but thanks to its unique content, it will be loved and appreciated by all age groups.

Babies up to 18 months will be mesmerized by the bright colors and playful cut-outs; toddlers will learn that the world is big, beautiful, and friendly; and parents will find a deeper meaning in the story, which can be interpreted as child’s coming of age or the importance of one’s point of view in life.

Tiny Like a Bug was selected as a runner up in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania’s 2019 “National First Book” competition.

Kotryna Zyle ̇ is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer of books for children and young adults. Zylė’s books are often rooted in Lithuanian mythology and include allegorical reflections on key issues in life and the universe that will delight young readers.

She was born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania, and studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts the Polytechnic University of Milan earning a master’s degree in Graphic Design. While still a student, she began to dive into the visual communication of cultural heritage and became interested in Lithuanian mythology. In 2012, she began writing and illustrating her first children’s book, The Giant Baby, and ever since, her love of children’s literature, illustration, and mythology has been a source of inspiration for new books and projects.