Winner of the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. This fun book teaches you to count from 0 to 7.5 billion, but also to do so much more. Follow the characters’ stories through the book and see how their lives collide with those of others. There are a lot of secrets to be discovered for the sharp-eyed! You’ll see that everyone is different, everyone has their own life, and that – most importantly – everybody counts. At the end, a spotting section allows you to go back and have even more fun. This critically acclaimed book has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brage Prize in Norway, its country of origin.
Kristin Roskifte is a Norwegian illustrator and author and winner of the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. She has made seven picture books with topics like dream homes, queueing and animals with body issues. Three of her books are about the alphabet happy couple Alf and Beate, whose lives are based on letter shapes. Roskifte has more than ten years experience as a freelance illustrator, working for editorials, advertising and design. Her work has won her many awards and great reviews. She has an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in London, and a BA in Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She lives and works outside Oslo, Norway.