Ramutė Skučaitė, the member of Editorial board, titles her introductory article „Help them to depend, on Book…“, and ends it with the words: „A child with good book in his hands, feels himself more safeguarded in this Insecure World“.
Three articles deal with picture-books and book illustrations problems. Ingrida Korsakaitė analyses the picture-books by Lithuanian author in exile Birutė Pūkelevičiūtė. Sigitas Poškus comments 4 new Lithuanian books for children with illustrations of very high ąuality and very artistic. The guest – lecturer Janina Orlov from Sweden donated to our magazine the survey of the Swedish picture-books of the part and present. Tomas Alldahl reviews Ann Thwaite’s book on A. A. Miln’s Life and Works.(The article is reprinted from „Opsis Kalopsis“ with the permission of the editor-in-chief.)
The prominent Lithuanian author for children Vytautė Žilinskaitė celebrates her 70th Birthday. On this occasion Džiuljeta Maskuliūnienė wrote and article, where she carefully analysed Žilinskaitė’s short stories for children. And next to it Vytautė Žilinskaitė answers to Elona Varnauskienė’s questions concerned with childhood, books, writing for children etc. (The caption „Books ofMy Childhood“.)
The traditional caption „Let’s Read Together, Mama“ contains „The Lovebirds“ be Eleonor Farjeon. This publication reminds our readers that next year the 120th anniversary of the first H. C. Andersen Award winner is to be mentioned.
In the „Review“ section the books by Jonas Linkevičius, Tove Jansson, Edmund Niziurski, Hortense Ullrich are reviewed.
Donata Vaičiūnaitė introduces some more American awards for children’s books authors and illustrators in the last publication of this issue of RUBINAITIS.
Žurnalas „Rubinaitis“, 2000 Nr. 4 (16)