Nina and the Hospital Birds
At the counter you have to say your name.
Both your first and your last name.
Now you have to wait in the waiting room, they say.
That’s a room where you just wait.
Once in a while, someone comes in and calls out a name.
When you hear a name you have to think fast.
Is my name Samir? No.
Is my name Ester? No.
A poetic picture book in a delightfully larger format about everything that goes on at a hospital. Author and illustrator Matilda Ruta was given the task to make an “artist in hospital” project, which resulted in animations that were exhibited on screens in a hospital entrance. The assignment also gave her inspiration for this beautiful picture book.
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- Nominated for the Elsa Beskow Plaque 2016