The Day Mom left (Innbundet)


Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

Norwegian title: En dag drar mamma
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2017
Pages: 40
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202559243
Age: 4 - 6
Overview En dag drar mamma

The Day Mom Left is a picture book about losing someone and then losing your sense of reality. With the help of a good grasp of the visual and a poetic text, Kaia Dahle Nyhus captures the understanding of loss and want with warmth and humour.

Chosen as a White Raven for 2017.

The difficult conversations
This beautiful story about how longing and sorrow can make a child loose foothold, is told in a simplistic text that is open for building it further. The conscious use of visual means like contoure, perspective, colour, frames and cut outs, fills out the verbal text even more. That makes this picture book admirable, and it strengthens Kaia Dahle Nyhus´position in the line of great Norwegian picture book authors.

When Mother breaks away
The abstract illustrations with colours and shapes that invite the reader to fictionalize even more, is the strength of the book art of Kaia Dahle Nyhus. The Day Mom Left invites to read together, and the grown up and child can enter a conversation about a topic that touches many.

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Reviews En dag drar mamma

De vanskelige samtalene 05.12.2017

"Denne fine historien om hvordan savn og sorg kan få et barn til å miste fotfestet, formidles i en enkel tekst som åpner opp for meddiktning. Den bevisste bruken av visuelle virkemidler som konturer, perspektiv, farger, valører, rammer og bildeutsnitt, utfyller verbalteksten. Det gjør bildeboka forbilledlig, og den befester Kaia Dahle Nyhus’ posisjon i rekken av gode norske bildebokmakere."

Anne Schäffer, Barnebokkritikk

Når mamma bryter ut 11.10.2017

"DE ABSTRAHERTE illustrasjonene der farger og former inviterer leseren til meddiktning, er styrken i Kaia Dahle Nyhus' bokkunst. «En dag drar mamma» inviterer til samlesning der voksne og barn i fellesskap kan gå inn samtale om et tema som berører svært mange, både barnet selv og de voksne."

Finn Stenstad, Tønsberg Blad

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Author Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus

Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (1990–) studied visual communication at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo, and also studied illustration at the Luzern College in Switzerland.
She has illustrated several of Gro Dahle's books, and was awarded the Ministry of Cultures Illustration Prize in 2011 for the book Hope, said Goose. The War, from 2013 was nominated to the Norwegian Critics Prize and The Nordic Councils Children’s literature prize. In 2014 she made her own debut with the book Do you want to hear a secret, that she received the NBU Debutant Prize for. Since then she has authored several books.

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