Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold
Mari Kanstad Johnsen

Bedtime for Bo

Dyrene sover

Everyone must sleep. The giraffe, the parrot, the walrus, and Bo.

The sea otter sleeps on the open sea, holding hands so they don’t drift away from each other, the meerkats sleep in clusters to keep warm. Bedtime for Bo is a book about little Bo who doesn’t want to go to bed and his mother who tells stories about how the animals sleep to guide Bo from supper, to bathing, to brushing his teeth, to bed and to finally falling asleep.

Bedtime for Bo is a charming and beautifully illustrated good night story.
A picture book perfect for reading aloud for curios children.

Format: 25 cm x 34 cm

Awarded New York Times/New Your Public Library: Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award 2022, The BRAW Amazing Bookshelf – Bologna Raggazzi Award 2022, “Best of Show 2022″ – The Year’s Most Beautiful Books (the Norwegian Designer’s Guild visual prize), “GOLD – Best Illustrations and Design Children’s Book 2022″ – The Year’s Most Beautiful Books (the Norwegian Designer’s Guild visual prize)

Nominated for the 2021 Brage Prize and the 2021 Ministry of Culture Picture Book Prize

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‘How to wrap up the day and to make the intense life of families with young children to be a cosy play? Check out this book…’

Vårt Land

‘Every spread makes you go WOW (…) enthusiastic about life and written in the spirit of children.’

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Photo: Skomsvold: Agnete Bruun. Photo Johnsen: Erika Hebbert

Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold (b. 1979) made a sensational debut in 2009 with The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am. The book won the Vesaas First Book Award, was shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize and has been sold to publishers in more than 25 countries. The novel was also nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize 2009 and the P2 Listeners’ Prize
A versatile and prodigious writer, Skomsvold writes fiction, poetry and children’s books.

Mari Kanstad Johnsen (b.1981) is an awarded and acclaimed visual artist, children’s book author and illustrator. She has a degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. In 2012, Kanstad Johnsen’s illustrations in a picture book was on the American magazine Flavorwire’s list “The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time”. In 2017 she was honoured “special mention” at the international Bologna Ragazzi Awards.
Mari Kanstad Johnsen has illustrated for several newspapers and magazines, including New York Times.