Good Night, World

Every night children go to sleep, or do they?

”Good night!” is heard all around the globe. Under the water, in the jungle, in burrows, in Antarctica, in the cities, and on other planets. For the special bedtime moments, this is Linda Bondestam’s first book written and illustrated by the artist. It is a simple, cozy, and beautiful bedtime story that stands out with its visual storytelling, in Linda’s distinctive choice of colour, a dash of humour, varied landscape, and surprising species. There is nothing scary about this goodnight story, no monsters hiding under the bed just adorable baby animals which make it a perfect evening reading.

 

 

 

 

 

Every night children go to sleep, or do they?

”Good night!” is heard all around the globe. Under the water, in the jungle, in burrows, in Antarctica, in the cities, and on other planets. For the special bedtime moments, this is Linda Bondestam’s first book written and illustrated by the artist. It is a simple, cozy, and beautiful bedtime story that stands out with its visual storytelling, in Linda’s distinctive choice of colour, a dash of humour, varied landscape, and surprising species. There is nothing scary about this goodnight story, no monsters hiding under the bed just adorable baby animals which make it a perfect evening reading.

 

 

 

 

 

info

  • Year of publication

    2018

  • Original title

    God natt på jorden

  • Page count

    20

  • Original publisher

    Förlaget

  • Original language of publication

    Swedish

  • Rights sold

    World English

Reviews

  • Hufvudstadsbladet

    "Good Night, World has a “Bondestam touch” in its every detail. Respect for both the genre and young readers permeates this enchanting, stylish and coherent piece of art."

  • Svenska YLE

    "Good Night, World demonstrates that Bondestam has the ability to create her very own literary universe in both words and illustration, and where the illustration speaks for itself."

  • Kirkus Reviews

    Inventive book design and shifting perspectives add cozy surprises to this bedtime snoozer...Bondestam depicts human figures with beige skin, which allows some latitude for ethnic identification. Along with adding sly anthropomorphic touches to the rest of the cast, she caps the nighttime scenes with one final one of a comically frazzled family of owls barely getting through a sunrise supper of croissants and hot chocolate before collapsing. Parents of younger children will definitely relate. A droll and imaginative addition to the crepuscular corpus.

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