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Ritas svans Rita’s Tail

Rita the rat is feeling quite down. She doesn’t feel half as fancy or pretty as the fluffy, stylish Squirrel who gets all the children’s attention as she sits high up in a tree, munching on pinecones. If only Rita had a beautiful and lush tail like hers! Then one day, Rita spots a mink hat lying on Mrs. Von Franz’s hat shelf, and an idea is born…

Rita’s Tail is the story of the little rat Rita and her miniature world in the attic of Mrs. Von Franz. In the Von Franz home, Rita can find sumptuous feasts in the form of left-over gruyere, sleep in mink furs, and – maybe, just maybe – even reclaim her confidence and dare to make a new friend.


  • “The book manages to approach an important topic in a tactful and well thought out way. The significance of how we see ourselves and just how important it is to like yourself. /…/ This is a great and important book to read for and with children to open up the conversation about self image. /…/ The message here is that we are all unique and that’s a good thing.”

    Barnboksprat, Sweden

  • “A sweet and friendly picture book with a straight-forward and fun plot, detailed and pleasing illustrations, and a well-written and engaging text. Suitable for older pre-school kids.”


    BTJ, Sweden

  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its captivating, personal narrative voice and its funny details to look out for in the illustrations. ”

    Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

Sara Heldt & Helena Koch
  • Children's
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Albania, Shkupi

Germany, MVG Verlag

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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