My Little Album of Dublin is a fully illustrated English & Irish wordbook. It takes readers on a tour of the Irish capital, giving them a chance to explore exciting places, pick up new words in English and as Gaeilge, na have lots of fun along the way!
A collaboration between Juliette Saumande & Tarsila Krüse, published by The O’Brien Press.
The Townhouse: Lady Powerscourt’s Disappearing Dress is a picture book inspired by the Wingfields, a wealthy family who once owned Powerscourt Townhouse, back when it was a home in the 1700’s. The story is about the 6 Wingfield children, who go through a magical adventure with Lady Powerscourt’s Brand new dress.
Written by Shireen Marcus & illustrated by Tarsila Krüse, it is a self-published project sponsored by The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin.
Percy is a self-conscious peacock. He doesn't like to attract much attention to himself, but it’s hard to do so when you have such a magnificent tail.
A story about friendship & finding your own gift, beautifully written by Gemma Breathnach and illustrated by Tarsila Krüse. Published by Futa Fata.
100 Days Of Dogs
The 100 Days of Dogs book is about the meaningful relationships between dogs and their humans. It’s composed of 100 different real-life dog portraits and the meaningful stories about their lives. Some of these stories are touching, others unbelievable, though they all speak to the true nature of the wonderful creature that is a dog.
Created by Tarsila Krüse, copyedited by E. R. Murray, designed by La Barca Designs and Printed by Books & Catalogues.
The 100 Days of Dogs Book is a self-published project with a limited artist’s edition print run of 100 copies.
Bliain na nAmhrán
Bliain na nAmhrán is a beautifully illustrated book accompanied by a CD with fun songs about the four seasons of the year. From the blooming of spring, through the joys of summer and the coziness of autumn, all the way to the playfulness of winter, the lyrics from the songs are beautiful and fun!
Written and composed by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and John Ryan, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse (Cover and Autumn); Brian Fitzgerald (Summer); Christina O’Donovan (Spring) and Jennifer Farley (Winter) with songs performed by Kathleen Chualáin & the children from Connemara & Scoil Sailearna. Published by Futa Fata.
IN THE PRESS
“This sumptuous illustrated collection of songs in Irish invites young and old audiences to celebrate the seasons and the natural world. Accompanied by a CD and beautifully illustrated by a team of accomplished illustrators, this multimedia collection offers a special aesthetic experience.” - The Irish Times
“Bliain na nAmhrán is a jewel in itself! Futa Fata is renowned for excellence picturebooks, and in this one, a specific artist illustrates each season: Christina O’Donavan (spring), Brian Fitzgerald (summer), Tarsila Krüse (autumn) and Jennifer Farley (winter). It offers humor and affection in the songs – they appeal greatly to the young and old. The book is very suitable for schools as well as families with children learning Irish at home.” - Aonghus Ó Halmhain -Gobblefunked
Lúna is a creative little girl who loves creating new inventions and playing with her mummy, but Lúna has a problem: Mummy is always too busy to play. What will Lúna create to have more time to play with mummy?
Bí ag spraoi liom! is a story that reminds us to make time for the things that matter most in life! Written by Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Tarsila Krüse, published by Futa Fata.
IN THE PRESS
“With gorgeous pictures by Tarsila Krüse, Sadhbh Devlin’s fun-filled “Bí ag Spraoi Liom!” reminds us that we all need to make time for play.” - PJ Lynch, Laureate na nÓg (Irish Children's Book Laureate)
“Devlin taps into the inventiveness of children forced to use their own resources without an adult to entertain them. Kruse, meanwhile, relishes the opportunity to flesh out the story with visual detail. The “photograph” spreads will provide a great talking point for children and their adult reader.” - Sara Keating, The Irish Times
Colin is excited about his first day of school. He has new clothes, a new backpack and his lunchbox is filled with nice food. But he has one problem – Mom doesn’t want him to go to school! A laugh-out-loud story of a little bear who cannot not wait to go to school his mom who cannot bear the idea of it.
Selected as IBBY Book Choice for Europe’s Children’s Books in European Languages
IN THE PRESS
“Krüse’s art, in bear-friendly shades of honey and moss, is as warm and balanced as Zepf’s story.” (US Edition – Don’t Go to School! by Sterling Publishing) - Maria Russo, The New York Times
“A loving story of how a family goes through the feelings and concerns of when a child starts school, Mary Zepf’s text is open and lovely and the funny drawings by Tarsila Krüse allow rich opportunities to be discussed in classrooms.” - Hanna Deacon, CBI Judge Young Book of the Year Award Panel
“Mummy can’t bear to part with her little Coilin. The little bear, however, in a humorous reversal of roles, assures his mother that she will get used to meeting other parents and will make new friends. Mummy Bear wants to participate in the various school activities, especially the Art class. It takes ingenuity from Coilin who kisses his own hand and fills his Mummy’s pocket with the kisses – kisses she can touch if she gets lonely. The puzzled faces of the other little bears are a delight. Age 4+” - Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner