Kurt and Kio Want a Cabin

Swedish title: Kurt och Kio vill ha koja

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 16-03-2009

Format: 32 pages, 260x190mm, colour

Kurt and Kio Want a Cabin

Lisen Adbåge, illustrated by Lisen Adbåge

Kurt and Kio are building a supercabin!

The neighbours have built a great big, fantastic cabin in a tree. Kurt and Kio want one too. Spacious and with a fine view! But they don’t have a tree to build one in…

Kurt knows where there are plenty of trees: in the forest, of course! But there are so many trees they can’t decide which one to build in.

They move on and try out various alternatives for their cabin: a sand cabin, a cabin on some steps, in a dustbin lorry, in a lottery kiosk – everything you can think of! But things don’t really work out until they get back home to their flat. Then they find the best cabin ever, with a view over the neighbours’ inferior cabin.

Lisen Adbåge’s text is short and concise. The bright colours of the illustrations are just mouth-watering! She allows Kurt and Kio to carry out their ideas without being stopped by well-meaning adults. This is a freedom that many children lack these days, when most of them are constantly in the company of adults from the moment they step outside the door.

Mathilde Coffy

Foreign Rights Director | Children's Books

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