The best singer in the world

Swedish title: Ensam mullvad på en scen

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 27-02-2012

Format: 40 pages, 195x260mm,colour

The best singer in the world

Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Eva Eriksson

The world never seems more terrible than when you are afraid of making a fool of yourself! And if on top of that you are forced to do it on a stage in front of masses of people disaster is imminent. But sometimes you have to try, if nothing else then forsomeone else’s sake.A poetic, sensitive and evocative picture book with warmhumour, about perhaps the greatest fear of all – not daring!By two of our foremost children’s book creators: Ulf Nilsson and Eva Eriksson!“I used to sing to my little brother. He loved it. But bestof all he liked a song I made up myself just for him:My little brother is little and sweet don’t you know.Kiss and squeak and – BOH!But I didn’t want to sing if it was a big occasion. Now wewere going to have a spring festival at school with ashow. On a real stage with real spotlights! But what costumeshould I wear? The only one left was a mole suit…. “With subtle sensitivity Ulf Nilsson has once again writtenan existential and affectionate tale, with his unerringfeeling for what it is like to be a child.Eva Eriksson’s finely tuned, gentle illustrations in dark,muted colours mirror, emphasise and complement themoods and tones in the text perfectly.

Rights sold

Chinese (simpl.)/Dolphin Media
German/Moritz verlag
English/Gecko Press
French/Pastel
Danish/Klematis
Finnish/Mäkelä
Polish/EneDueRabe
Japanese/Asunaro
Russian/Samokat Publishing
Spanish - Mexico/Castillo

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