Kristin Roskifte

Everybody Counts

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Everybody Counts is a seek-and-find book, a counting book, and a picture book about humanity. We are counting people, from 0 to 7,5 billion. All the people belong to groups, e.g. a family, a flea market or an airport. We start with a boy and his family, and all the groups are related to them. Many people appear in different groups and situations, and throughout the book numerous narratives are created. The book provides a playful view of the many connections and coincidences in our lives. Every single one of us has a unique story, but we are all part of the same group – the world.

Winner of the 2019 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize, and Gold Award, Most Beautiful Books of the Year, Visuelt / Grafill..
White Ravens 2019. Also included in the dPICTUS platform’s ‘100 Outstanding Picturebooks’ selection, spring 2020

Nominated for the 2019 World Illustration Awards and the the 2018 Brage Prize

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Everybody Counts stands out within its genre. It can be read time and again, and each time we discover something new. We might recognise the thoughts of others, and maybe even recognise ourselves in the characters.’

The Nordic Council Children Literature Prize

‘This brilliant book can be enjoyed for hours on end without becoming bored.’

International Youth Library / White Ravens Catalog 2019
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Photo: Svein Størksen

Kristin Roskifte is an illustrator with an MA in illustration from Kingston University in England. Her illustrations are narrative and full of details and humour. She is working within many different fields and has written and illustrated eight picture books.
Roskifte has won many prizes for her illustrations and books.