Books

Life is Now: A Day in Verse and Song

Author
Olsson, Lotta
Illustrator
Ramel, Charlotte
Swedish title
Livet är nu: Dikt och sång dagen lång (inkl cd)
Category
Children \ Picture Books
Pub Date
Sep 13, 2016
Format
195 x 224 mm, 80 pages, color illustrations

Life is Now… a new poetry/music classic to read, sing and enjoy!

A book for the entire family packed with illustrations. Suitable as a christening gift or a starting school present. Imagine: illustrated verse for a whole day. We follow a family from morn till night with a poem for every moment and every mood, from waking, dressing, going to nursery school and baking pizza, feeling happy or sad or sleeping. There are short verses and longer ones for both older and younger children, some are just fun, others more meaningful.

Life is Now… is a unique collection of both art and poetry with 30 poems all woven together with illustrations of everyday life in a family. Charlotte Ramel’s lovely, sensitive illustrations depict a mother, a father, 3 children and a cat.

Lotta Olsson’s texts consist of a wonderful mix of newly written material as well as previously published favourites. Jojje Wadenius has set the poems to music and sings them on the CD which accompanies the book. Some are relaxing, others more up-beat.