Koko and Bo
Koko and Bo
Koko and Bo have been at the playground for four whole hours. It’s time to go home, but Koko doesn’t want to. Bo lets him stay at the park and goes home by himself. Soon Koko returns home – it wasn’t any fun at the park all alone. Koko and Bo need to go shopping and Bo tells Koko to put on his overalls. Koko doesn’t want to. Don’t then, says Bo. Koko is cold even before Bo unlocks the bike. Luckily, Bo has brought an extra sweater. There are a lot of things Koko doesn’t want to do and Bo doesn’t make him. The ingenious book about the wonderful couple Koko and Bo depicts the relationship between big and small without any fuss or lectures.
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“The nicest picture book in a long time”
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“It’s not only the sunset that sparkles, but Lisen Adbåge’s whole narration in words and pictures”
”You could say that the book has an excellent child’s perspective, but that would be an understatement. It’s better than that. The adult also has a place in it. Simply a good human perspective”
“Two people, one big and one small, negotiate a relationship in this Swedish import. [...] Adbåge's pictures are square and simple, depicting both Koko and Bo with pale, pinkish skin. No gender is given to Koko, and, until the book's end, readers might assume that Bo, in pink, patterned top and full red slacks and purse, is female. Adbåge assigns Bo a 'his' near book's end. This, and the author's choice to present life without lecturing, shows uncommon respect for her readers. Sublime."