Friday, April 18, 2008

Will goes to the post office & Will gets a haircut by Lena and Olof Landstrom

These two Swedish tales are classic Lena and Olof Landstrom. The deceptively simple illustrations, plot, and characters, are deeply satisfying and reassuring.

 In each of these two stories, Will has a job to do - get a haircut, and pick up a package from the post office. He doesn't really want to get a haircut, and his package turns out to be ENORMOUS, but he manages on his own and the story comes to a successful conclusion.

Will's stories celebrate the simple joys and troubles of childhood, when even small things can loom large, but with a little ingenuity, Will solves his problems!

Verdict: I really like these Swedish picture books, but sadly they are out of print. VERY out of print.

Will goes to the post office
ISBN: 978-9129629507; Published September 1994 by R & S (out of print); Borrowed from the library; Added to my personal wishlist

Will gets a haircut
ISBN: 978-9129620757; Published September 1993 by R & S (out of print); Borrowed from the library; Added to my personal wishlist


Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

I wish the Landstroms' books were more readily available in the States. Boo and Baa are our favorites (we haven't seen Will; how DOES he get that package home?).

Jennifer said...

Now, you don't really expect me to give away the ending, do you? I'll give you a hint - it involves those kids following him....and the package is something totally unexpected!

Yeah, I really wish more Scandinavian picturebooks were available here. Try your library, that's where I found these.