Thursday, January 29, 2009
Oink, Oink Benny by Barbo Lindgren and Olof Landström - review
Oink, Oink Benny by Barbo Lindgren and Olof Landström
Benny and his brother go outside. They play. They get muddy. They see their friends. They do some other stuff. They come home.
Oh yeah? Not jazzy enough for you? How about: "Max gets mad, is sent to his room, later eats dinner" for a plotline? Uh-huh that's what I thought. All Time Classik.
So tromp not on this simple simple funny funny might-have-been-actually-written-by-a-six-year-old book. Look for it. The illustrations are expressive and skillfully done, and cartoony and kind of Steig-y. Interesting dusty colors too.
Plus, this is translated from the Swedish, which is how I now know that pigs say "nöff nöff" in Swedish, which is not only a more accurate piece of onomatopoeia than "oink" but also easier to say without stripping your uvula.