Children and Young Adults
Picture Book

Frode Grytten
Mari Kanstad Johnsen

Bedtime
Leggetid

A colourful and imaginative bedtime tale

Daddy says it’s bedtime, but his little girl wants them to carry on reading. Just one more book before she goes to sleep! She wishes that someone would write a book about her for once. Up on the bookcase there isn’t a single story about her!
They patch together a book about the girl. Will there be a slime monster in the book? Perhaps she will climb up the world’s tallest mountain? Maybe she will travel backwards in time to meet her Grandpa? Or go into the future to meet herself as a grown-up?
Anything is possible in a story. But if everything is possible, then scary things can happen, too. And what happens when Daddy gets so excited thinking up stories that he himself forgets it’s bedtime?

Illustrated by Mari Kanstad Johnsen.

2021 White Ravens

Grytten johnsen bedtime english

‘The pages are filled with details that invite multiple read-throughs and a wealth of rich, harmonious colours.’

Bergens Tidende

‘Both verbally and visually, Bedtime is a heartwarming, fun-filled story about creating magic together, and about spending time in close company.’

Dagbladet, 5 out of 6 stars

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