Estonian rights sold for WHAT IS A ROBOT!

We are very excited to let you know that Estonian rights for WHAT IS A ROBOT were sold to Avita!

WHAT IS A ROBOT is a new non-fiction title by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Aapo Ravantti, for all children interested in technology and robots all around us.
The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Download the Full English pdf here!

 

WHAT IS A ROBOT
by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Aapo Ravantti

Friends Ro and Bot take a look at where one might bump into robots both now and in the future in this entertaining illustrated book. What do robots and humans have in common, and how do they differ?  Do robots think, can they have a crush on someone or even get mad?

Everything becomes clear in this amazing book by award-winning, bestselling children’s non-fiction author Laura Ertimo.

WHAT IS A ROBOT
Mikä on robotti?, WSOY, 2022

Reading material:
English PDF

Rights sold:
FINLAND: WSOY (Orig.)
ESTONIA: Avita

Aapo Ravantti


Aapo Ravantti (b. 1974) is a multi-talented artist from Lahti. In addition to illustrations for children’s books, he also works as a sound technician and musician. Ravantti’s educational background is in  visual art and music technology.

Laura Ertimo


Laura Ertimo is a geographer and author. She has previously worked in publishing of geography-related non-fiction and maps, and now she writes full time, specializing in children’s non-fiction. A recurring theme in her work is the holistic worldview, the interaction between phenomena, people and nature.

In 2020, she received the prestigious Tietopöllö Award for her work as a Non-Fiction writer. In 2021 - her children's title WHERE DID THE ANIMALS GO= was nominated for Finlandia Award and in 2022 won the Tieto-Lauri award!

The Tietopöllö award jury: Laura Ertimo knows how to sum up difficult things appropriately in the blink of an eye. Her works can provide information and joy to a wide range of readers, and they also attract people of all ages to delve deeper into the book and consider even difficult issues together. Laura Ertimo's books open paths to important and current topics.

The Tieto-Lauri award jury: Children today grow up among worldwide ecological crises. It presents a great challenge for nonfiction literature: how to tell children about the complex phenomena in an easily understandable way and give factually based hope that even the hardest crises can be solved. Ertimo and Ahokoivu have successfully taken on this challenge.