Today I Don’t Know Who I Am

Ida Sundin Asp

Original Title
Idag vet jag inte vem jag är
Published
Urax förlag, Stockholm 2016
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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Today I Don’t Know Who I Am

Ida Sundin Asp

In the mirror there is someone else.
Is that me? I have to look for myself.
– Where am I? Are you my grand-child?
I recognize you, but I don’t know who you are. Do I have a cat?

Ida Sundin Asp debuts as both author and illustrator with a drastic and empathetic picture book about forgetfullness and aging. The sharp and straightforward prose together with the illustrations create a melancholic yet humorous portrait of a grandfather that rediscovers life every day.

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Press voices
“A colorful, sensitive and expressive picture book debut by Ida Sundin Asp, depicting a theme that’s unusual in picture books (...). Ida’s luminous, purposeful illustrations in gouache and watercolors capture forgetfullness, adventure and lust for life spot on. The story suits all ages and provides a great child’s perspective on aging.”
New Swedish Books Spring 2016