Grandmother gets the assignment to iron the shirts of King Haakon. But then there is war, and the king has to flee. During the war Grandmother does what she can to ruin the uniforms of the enemy with her iron. A cheerful and original picture book with an historic framing and colourful, naivistic illustrations.
The book is based on the animated short film by the same name, that was nominated to the Oscars in 1999.
Torill Kove (1958–) has written and illustrated several childrens books based on her animated films. The animated short The Danish Poet won an Oscar in 2007, and she was again nominated for an Oscar for the aminated short Moulton and me. She has also illustrated the Johannes Jensen books, and directed the animated film Hokus Pokus Alfons Åberg (sv.). Torill Kove lives in Canada.