Children and Young Adults
Picture Book

Svein Nyhus

Places to Piddle. A book for we who pee
Steder å tisse

“I pee!
But do birds pee in the sky?
Do they wee-wee even when we can’t see?
What about spiders? And flies?
Or bats and ghosts?
Do they also need to stop and take a leak?
One time I drank a lot of fizzy pop.
It went straight through me.
Pop in, pee out.
It was like magic.”

One of Norway’s leading picture-book artists has done it again: got down to knee height to put a human phenomenon under the microscope – a phenomenon that usually fascinates children more than it does adults. In this book, peeing is both magical and mysterious, ordinary and everyday. A beautiful book, rich in detail, to inspire conversation and wonderment in philosophers big and small alike.

Nyhus steder å tisse english

‘“Strange and wonderful book (…) opens up for philosophising about all things great and small. (…) Nyhus’s picture books are magical portals. They play a part in enriching Norwegian children’s literature.’


‘Twinkling tinkling. (…) about the joy of mastering and the freedom of learning to pee on your own.(…) every page sprinkled with gold.’

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Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website for information about the project.

Frankfurt 2019