"Quando a mae era pequena" (When mummy was a little girl) is about the changing world within two generations. When the parents were young the world was a different place. They played outside with their friends, there were no mobile phones and computers, but vinyl and typewriters. It's a great book to show children the world as it was when their parents were as young as they are now. I looked through this book yesterday with my 5-year-old and even without understanding the words he loved it and asked tons of questions.
(Joana Cabral/Margarida Teixeira: Quando a mae era pequena, 32 pages, ISBN 978-989-97169-2-6, Maquina de Voar 2012)
(Joao Ferreira Oliveira/Margarida Teixeira: A estranha história do Príncipe que inventou o Abecedário, 32 pages, ISBN 978-989-97169-6-4, Maquina de Voar 2012)
"O que me faz feliz" (What makes me happy) is about all the simple things that could make us smile: sunny days, friends, good books, dreams and many other things.
The books are all in Portuguese, hopefully they will be translated and published in other countries as well in the future. I would love to see them in English or German. Maquina de Voar also make workbooks for children in preschool age to be used by kindergartens or at home.
(Joana Cabral/Margarida Teixeira: O que me faz feliz, 36 pages, ISBN 978-989-97169-4-0, Maquina de Voar 2012)