Crow says WATCH OUT!
Text: Jujja Wieslander
Illustrations: Sven Nordqvist
Rabén & Sjögren 2020
Mamma Moo wants to climb trees, eat snow and balance her way across a plank. But Crow doesn’t like Mamma Moo’s ideas. He says WATCH OUT! You can fall down, you can hurt yourself and you can actually get a tummy ache. Mamma Moo and Crow have different views about most things, but they do have a great deal of fun together!
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.