The Rainbow Baby

The Rainbow Baby

Josefine Engström

Original Title
Regnbågsbebisen
Published
Natur & Kultur 2022
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32 pp, 195 x 245 mm
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The Rainbow Baby

Josefine Engström

Once I got a baby. First it lived inside my dad’s tummy. All the grown-ups said that babies can’t live inside dads’ tummies, but mine did anyhow. Then it came out.

With the cockiness of a four-year old, this omnipotent narrator in The Rainbow Baby tells it like it is. It doesn’t matter if the neighbors say that babies can’t talk, this baby can. It can say poop and poopy a gazillion times a day, which is just as funny every time. And rainbow babies can run too, they can even run away!

With this colorful firework of a picture book, Josefine Engström makes her debut. The story is told by a distinct child voice, who isn’t hindered by adults’ incapability of imagination.

Josefine Engström studied illustration in London. She ran the illustrator agency NU Agency for eight years, and has been both assistant professor and lecturer at the University of Arts, Crafts And Design in Sweden.

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