June 21, 2013

Ashild Kanstad Johnsen: Kubbes Museum

This one today is a great children's book by Norway author/illustrator Ashild Kanstad Johnsen which has been published by ONKEL & ONKEL recently in Germany and originally in Norway by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag in 2010 ("Kubbe Lager Museum"). It's about a little tree trunk (why not) called Kubbe who collects loads of things and opens a museum to cope with all his finds. But then he realizes that he has no time any more for all the other things in life he likes. The solution in the end is to photograph all the treasures and to stick the pictures in an album. A very instructive and very charming book with awesome illustrations, for children from 4 years and all adults who collect too much things at home.

ONKEL & ONKEL is a small Berlin publisher with a very fine catalogue. Check out their online shop.

More Kubbe adventures via Gyldendal Norsk Forlag here and here.