The Camping Trip
The Adventures of Pettson and Findus
Pettson and Findus are back in this hilarious tale about camping.
When Findus finds a tent in the attic, Pettson starts imagining what it would be like to go hiking by the lake and to cook on the grill as the sun is setting. But when the hens want to join in the fun too . . . things turn out very differently than what Pettson had in mind.
The books as a whole are utterly charming and “The Camping Trip” is particularly fine. By my thinking any book that displays a cat with a beanie is doing something right.
Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production
The charm of the writing has much to recommend it, but it's the art that is the true star of the show. No matter how raucous or riotous Nordqvist's illustrations become, there's still room to include little Zen details, such as the chicken with its comb in a single hair roller or a pair of pups in a tree staring lovingly at the moon.
The colorful line-and-wash illustrations brim with lively details and exaggeration...Full of dramatic and comical moments, here’s a treat for fans of the Adventures of Pettson and Findus series
Carolyn Phelan, Booklist
Nordqvist’s illustration style is bursting at the seams with character and energy. He takes every opportunity to infuse little surprises under every leaf, in each nook and cranny...it is still a treasure that will lure a new generation of readers, rendering them life-long fans of Pettson and Findus.
Cindy Helms, New York Journal of Books
The delightful, chaotic, jumbled illustrations of Pettson's house and Findus' explorations convey eccentric original charm and personality, friendship, security, and warmth.
Midwest Book Review
It’s not often that we come across books with such immediate and lasting appeal as Sven Nordqvist’s ‘Findus’ series. The stories are ingenious, the characters are quirky and original, and the illustrations are absolutely delightful... I can’t recommend them highly enough. Hurrah for Findus!
Phillip Pullman, author of the Golden Compass