The Gizmo

Swedish title: Mojängen

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 03-01-2020

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour

The Gizmo

Martin Widmark, illustrated by Emilia Dziubak

Rutger and Valter are two brothers who live together. Rutger is an inventor and one day, he invents the best invention of all time; a little gizmo which cleans, wipes and takes care of all the boring, time-consuming household chores!

The little gizmo proves to be very effective indeed! It’s not long before it’s cleaned the whole house and cooked the most wonderful food that Rutger and Valter could ever have imagined.

However, when the house is clean and the washing up has been done, the gizmo starts to turn its attention to the two brothers themselves. They shouldn’t eat so many sweets! They should stop being so cranky and forgetful. Above all, they should get out of the house more and go for walks in the fresh air.

It’s then that the brothers realize, far too late, that instead of just cleaning up their home, they are actually cleaning up themselves.

Martin Widmark delivers a humourous picture about longing for something you might not actually want in the end. The book, filled with wonderful illustrations by the Polish artist Emilia Dziubak, tackles the topical subject of artificial intelligence.

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