The Pinchers and the Cop Chase

The Pinchers and the Cop Chase

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

Original Title
Familjen Knyckertz och snutjakten
Natur & Kultur April 2019
Fiction 6-9
Rights Sold
Film Rights
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The Pinchers and the Cop Chase

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

Hey there buddy! Do you recognize me? You do, don’t you? I’m the dog in the family. I’ve been for as long as I can remember. Maybe my whole life?

Cop, family Pinchers dog, narrates from his special perspective what it’s like to live with the family in every other chapter in this book. Everything is pretty much a walk in the park, except when a new tough cop begins working at the police station – even the Pinchers police neighbor, Paul Eesman, is a bit afraid of him. He walks around checking that everyone has receipts for everything they have, so that there is no stealing going on. If you don’t have a receipt, you are thrown in jail.

The series has been translated to German, Dutch, Danish, Estonian, Czech, Latvian, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, and English. The TV series about the family, “A (dis)Honest Christmas with the Pinchers”, was broadcast in December 2021 on SVT, Sweden’s public service television, and a feature film premiered in movie theaters in December 2023

Anders Sparring is a screen writer and has written television scripts for many popular children’s shows. In addition to his writing (three books about Karla Wrestler), Anders also does stand-up comedy.

Per Gustavsson is an illustrator and author. He has illustrated a number of books, both his own and for others. His books about the Princess have sold 200 000 copies and are translated to several languages.

The books have sold over 300,000 copies in Sweden!

Do you want to know more about the Pinchers Family? Check out publisher Natur & Kultur’s official Pinchers webpage (in Swedish) where you can find music, videos, and more about this beloved family.

Press voices

“If you are looking for a goofy, good fun beginning chapter book reader series, pinch this book. Criminally good writing, illustrations, and design.” Jon Scieszka, US National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature

“Ingenious, well-written and with absolutely wonderful illustrations. We enjoy stories where we both giggle and nod thoughtfully . . . . Criminally good!” Crimetime Award for Children’s Detective of the Year 2022

“The books about Family Robberson are a clever mix of adventure, silly occurrences, family conflicts, and regular everyday life – and among the best children’s literature we have right now.” Dagens Nyheter

“You love the Robberson family from the first page – especially the decent Ture, who always gets involved in crimes without meaning to. A very funny and exciting book – perfect for early readers, but also for reading aloud. With lots of colourful illustrations that add an extra dose of humour to the story.” NDR Mikado Redaktion

“A particularly enjoyable read-aloud or early reader book, illustrated in colour throughout.” Wetterauer Zeitung, Gießener Allgemeine, Alsfelder Allgemeine


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