What’s It About? (Innbundet)

Author:

Max Estes

Norwegian title: Hva handler den om?
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2012
Pages: 40
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202369675
Kategori: Barnebøker
Age: 3 - 99
Overview Hva handler den om?

A boy climbs into a book and tries to find out what it is about. But that is easier said than done; the lights have gone out and pages have been torn out, some pages are too short, and in other places the letters are all helter-skelter. It only gets worse when he is told off by the reader for getting in the way. How can he manage to find out about the book's story then? A playful and imaginative meta-book.

Hva handler den om? is both sweet and absurd, and strange to those who are open to its play.’
Barnebokkritikk

‘… Max Estes’ surreal flights of imagination are still specifically philosophizing. … The ending arrives quite surprisingly and becomes a funny finale to a story where drawings and text play together.’
Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen

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Reviews from Hva handler den om?

Leke med boka

" Hva handler den om? er både søt og absurd, og forunderlig for den som er tilgjengelig for dens lek. (”Hallo! Noen hjemme?”)"Inger Østenstad, Barnebokkritikk.no

Morsom surrealisme for små lesere

"Forfattere som greier å (for)fatte seg i kortform, setter jeg alltid pris på. Max Estes er i tillegg surrealistisk fabulerende og likevel konkret filosoferende. [...] Slutten kommer ganske så overraskende og blir en riktig så morsom finale på en fortelling der tegninger og tekst spiller sammen."Per Ivar Henriksbø, Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen

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Author Max Estes

Max Estes (1977–) is an American illustrator and cartoonist living in Norway. His work has been published and exhibited in Europe, Asia, USA, Canada and Scandinavia.

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