Children’s Book of the Month: Djursjukhuset
The book tells the story of a hospital for animals run by animals – but it’s the illustrations that really makes this book come alive. Actually to the point where we hear the publisher asked the illustrator to “tone the colours down a notch” at some point.
Each page of the book reminds us more of a work of art than a book illustration. The colours are lush and vibrant, even after the toning down.
How’s the attention to architectural detail in the book? Great. That’s what we call a hospital.
In fact, most of the pictures in the book seem to rely on an almost old-fashioned sense of craftmanship, and it’s not unreasonable to believe children will want to read this book over and over again.
So all in all a great read, and will most probably be loved by children and adults alike. You should get it here. (As a reader of this blog you will want to mention the highly secret password “RABIES” for an extra 10 per cent off.)
Oh, and from what we’ve heard the author is also working on a novel at the moment which tells the story of growing up with a horrible brother who likes to draw. Already looking forward to that one!