Na Willa

Title: Na Willa (Serial Catatan Kemarin)
Author: Reda Gaudiamo
Illustrator: Cecillia Hidayat
Publisher: aikon
Publication Date: September 2012
Pages: 109

Suatu hari, aku naik ke kursi, naik ke bufet, mencoba membuka bagian radio yang ada kainnya. Mak berteriak-teriak, "Astaganaga, Willa! Mau diapakan radio itu!" Waktu aku bilang mau melihat orang-orang kecil yang ada di dalam radio, yang selalu omong-omong dan menyanyi itu. Mak langsung menangkap tanganku. Aku ditarik turun dari kursi.

(radio#1, Na Willa, Reda Gaudiamo)
 
This little special book came from a dream. The author, Reda Gaudiamo,  had a dream to write a book that can be read by the whole family members, from kids until moms and dads. She planned to write the book in a simple language and packed with beautiful illustrations (that finally made by Cecillia Hidayat). 

That's how Na Willa's project was born. Reda first shared two stories through her Facebook and blog. It turned out that people love them and asked Reda to publish the stories in a book. Publishing a book will need (big) money, therefore Reda via this website asked the readers to give contribution in order to turn  Na Willa's stories into a book that can be widely read by many people.

Na Willa is a five-year-old  girl who lives with her mom, dad and maid (si mbok) at a small alley in  Surabaya during late 60s. A time when RRI radio station was the only entertainment they had, Lilis Suryani was a popular singer, orange crush was their favorite drink, etc. With her naive questions and clear eyesight, we will be taken to a very enjoyable journey, Na Willa's everyday life. There are 32 stories. All with different themes, about her friends, the games they played, the school, the occasions around her neighborhood, and the like. The more we read Na Willa's stories, the more we are going to love her. Can't wait for the next stories.              

2 comments:

mei January 9, 2013 at 1:48 PM  

aku jg suka Na Willa... walau bukan buku yg diperuntukkan bagi anak kecil/ balita, rasanya manis jg kalau dibacakan untuk mereka ya...

riana January 10, 2013 at 8:21 AM  

@mei: iya beberapa cerita memang agak 'berat' untuk ditangkap maknanya oleh anak2, jadi aku seleksi cerita2 mana saja yg layak dijadikan dongeng sebelum tidur:)