Paola Persson Peroni – Everyone’s Friend

Paola Persson Peroni – Everyone’s Friend

Emi Gunér & Maja Säfström

Original Title
Paola Persson Peroni – Allas vän
Natur & Kultur, 2020
Fiction 6-9
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Paola Persson Peroni – Everyone’s Friend

Emi Gunér & Maja Säfström

What people don’t seem to understand was that Paola would be a great best friend if only she knew
someone a bit more like herself – someone who also loved words, mummies and daydreaming.
Someone who knows just what others are thinking and feeling. Someone who can whisper those
comforting words every time the queen bully in the class tries to rule. Or someone who can help you
get out of embarrassing situations – like having to pee real bad while sitting up in a tree during a film
shoot… But is there even such a kindred spirit, and if so, where?

Warm and relatable about friendship for age 6–9. The first book in a series about Paola
Persson Peroni.


“Emi Gunér has an eye for the small but important details of everyday life, and Maja Säfström’s clever illustrations go hand in hand with that eye. It’s a thrilling everyday drama, as we all know life can be.“ Vi Läser

“Perfect for reading aloud. Both kids and grown-ups will laugh out loud – perhaps not always on the same passage.“ Bokfylla

“A well-written book that makes clear how important it is to be oneself and not adapt to the surroundings. High praise goes to Maja Säfström, whose many clever and charming black and white illustrations highlight the many emotional levels of the book – from humour to seriousness.” BTJ

“A lovely book about friends, peer pressure and being yourself.” Rosa Larsson-Cedendahl, Gotlands Allehanda


About Has the Last Laugh:

“On social media, Emi Gunér (the author) promises money back to all who has bought the book but don’t laugh while reading. She doesn’t have to worry about going bankrupt. You laugh often a lot, and sometimes through tears.” Vi Läser

Has the Last Laugh is about the big questions of life like love, friendship and death. … [but] the book is primarily not characterised by heaviness and seriousness, but by humour, joy and a sober approach to life. /…/ The highlight of this well-written, true-to-life story is the lovely relationship between Paola and her grandmother. The fact that an elderly person can be a role model for a child is clearly shown here. Overall rating 4.” Dag Hedberg, BTJ-häftet nr 10, 2021


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