- The Desetnica Award 2013 nominee
Each of those three funny booklets is comprised offour stories, closely linked by the main character,Mister Philodendron. The author, who is verypopular amongst the Slovenia’s young(est) readers,is known particularly for his unique sense ofhumor. Again, he does not disappoint, neitherwith the idea of the main character, nor with thechoice of the situations our hero encounters. MisterPhilodendron wrestles with the apple tree in his garden,or struggles with the electricity, which he mistakesfor a scoundrel, giving him a hard time in hisown flat. In one of the stories he finds a mirror andis upset when its reflection keeps on escaping fromthe box he keeps the mirror in. Yet another storyfinds Mr. Philodendron going to the seaside for thevery first time in his life. Each story is distinguishedby a likable tone and an original, comical idea, developedso well and so economically, that there is noword in excess, yet not one too few. They are created in a lively, supple language, sovery characteristic of Andrej Rozman Roza. Illustrations are by Ana Košir.