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Arvid Lydecken jury
“Silkmonkey’s Laughter (Silkesapans skratt) is a beautiful, comforting and touching story of friendship and loss. The book helps to discuss grief with children.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper
"This picture book covers a heavy subject in a delicate and sensitive manner. Death is hard to accept, but this story beautifully depicts how animals collectively remember their deceased friend. Sharing makes sadness gradually subside, or at least change its form.
Bondestam’s images are stunning and multicoloured, enabling the reader feel like they’re entering an enormous jungle themselves."
Nytid magazine, Finland
"In Silkmonkey's Laughter both the text and illustration offer a chance to reflect on grief as well as anger when a loved one passes away... This is a beautiful and low-key story of death and life, without frills. Both children and adults can relate to this....The large images created with Linda Bondestam's collage technique are moving and filled with emotion."