The White Ravens Database

Presented by   Internationale Jugendbibliothek / International Youth Library

Norwegian / Norway

Møte ved fuglebadet

(Meeting at the bird bath)

Ekman, Fam (text/illus.)
Kolbotn: Magikon forlag, [2016]. – [32] p.
ISBN 978-82-92863-70-1

Chick  | Journey  | Adventure  | Picture book

Reading age: 4+

White Ravens issue: 2017


Boy, what a nuisance! Every day at four in the morning, the cock makes a racket and throws everyone out of their beds. Little Chick is not amused. Well, the nest has become far too small anyway, so let’s just get out of here! This picture book tells the story of a cheeky chick on an adventurous journey. How exciting and thrilling! At the naïve little chick’s very first encounter, for example – a meeting with a cat wearing a look of happy anticipation on its face dreaming about a yummy yellow morsel – the thrush manages to prevent a big cat-astrophe … Fam Ekman’s picture books often exude a mysterious and obscure quality. In this work, however, she tells a tangible tale packed with small and big adventures without compromising her trademark illustration style. She skilfully arranges collages from small scraps of paper, and thus creates multi-layered, small-format universes in her pictures.