I Am Seven Animals

Elisabet Ericsson

Original Title
Jag är sju djur
Published
Natur & Kultur, 2018
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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I Am Seven Animals

Elisabet Ericsson

What animal would you want to be if you were an animal?

I am seven animals, they come out at night when I sleep. On Saturday, I am a snake. I know it even  before I get out of bed – I don’t have any arms or legs, I just want to slither away and keep on sleeping. On Sunday, I’m a dog. I lie under the table when Frans and Ture come for dinner, keeping watch. I taste a green macaroni. It smells like fart. Ture hides olives under the table cloth. I’m a detective dog who know everyone’s secrets.

Elisabet Ericson makes her debut with an original, colorful picture book about getting to know oneself. We get to know the child through her everyday life: when she’s cuddly at home in the kitchen, grumpy on her way to preschool, scared and alone at the swimming pool. The child’s feelings are given the shape of different animals, a very empathetic portrayal of how she deals with reality.

Elisabet Ericson studied illustration and graphic design at Konstfack and got her degree in 2015. She lives in Stockholm and works as an illustrator.

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