Forgetting Day

Forgetting Day

Sara Lundberg

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Mirando Bok, 2021
Picture books
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Forgetting Day

Sara Lundberg

“Hurry up,” says Noah’s mother. He has been invited to a birthday party and they have to buy a present before the party starts. But Noah doesn’t want to go; the whole class will be there, and he never plays with Alma. “I’m sure it’ll be super fun,” Mom says, and then they hurry across town to look for a gift. They rush hither and thither between stores. When they find a present at last, Noah realizes he’s forgot his jacket somewhere (it’s back at the clothing store). Then Noah’s cap also disappears (they find it in the toy store)! And when the party is about to start, the present itself is gone, too!

Before the dizzying “forgetting day” is over, something happens that gets Noah and his mother to discover who is the worst forgetter of all (hint: it isn’t Noah)!

With Forgetting Day, Sara Lundberg has written and illustrated a story of everyday life bursting with color and filled with both humor and sharp observation.

Press voices

Her latest book – Fogetting Day – is aimed towards younger readers, but it’s a full hit even for the adults. Grade 5 out of 5” Viveca Bladh, Kulturnytt

With Forgetting Day she made a picture book for younger children, where the soulful and colourful illustrations can take place and speak for themselves.  (…) A beautiful and hitting book about the everyday situation that both kids and adults can recognize themselves in. Grade 5 out of 5” Cecilia Alstermark, Kommunalarbetaren

Colourful illustrations about an ordinary day (…) Realism when it is the most beautiful” Dagens Nyheter

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Nominated - Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2023

"The pages are colourful works of art that spread to fill the space. They depict everyday life so that you can really feel it. Although the people and situations are recognisable, with the brush in Lundberg’s hand they gain colour and movement and become something new. (...)"

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Winner of Premio Orbil 2024, Italy, category picture books