Toddler books

Crow says LATER!

Text: Jujja Wieslander
Illustrations: Sven Nordqvist
Rabén & Sjögren 2022

Mamma Moo wants to play with Crow. She wants to build snow castles, pick white buttercups and go swinging, but Crow never has time. He’s busy with something very secret.  How will Mamma Moo be able to put up with waiting? ‘Later’ is so boring!

Jujja’s comments about the book

These are books for the youngest children. The books can take some rough treatment and put up with being chewed on. Toddler books used to be just pictures of some object. Now we want them to have some substance, even if it needs to be simple. As small children make their way in the world, it can sometimes be hard work for both them and their parents. You don’t want them to fall down, hurt themselves, get their clothes dirty, eat unhealthy things… to not be so active ALL the time. But then it’s important that we make sure that the first words that a child hears are not restrictive: DON’T, BE CAREFUL, (sigh) LATER! Crow is sometimes like a worried parent. At least when he’s not amused, but then again he often is – thank goodness.