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Per Nilsson AuthorLisen Adbåge Illustrator

Today Åke is a Dog/Idag är Åke en hund

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Today Åke is a Dog/Idag är Åke en hund

Today Åke is not sitting at the table eating his breakfast, instead he has a food bowl on the floor. Today, Åke can’t talk, doesn’t have a jacket, and at preschool all the kids turn into dogs as soon as Åke gets there. But isn’t it a little sad not to be able to ride his bike home? And his family misses their cute little boy. Will he ever come back?

Today Åke is a Dog is a masterful book about imagination and play. Some days you simply just are a dog, something that the adults, the preschool – everyone, really – will just have to accept.

Over the years, Per Nilsson and Lisen Adbåges books have been praised and celebrated both for their text, but also their illustrations. Now they are collaborating again on a new title!

Per Nilsson


Per Nilsson was born in 1954 in Malmö. He now lives in Sölvesborg, a small village on the edge of the Baltic Sea. He is married to Åsa and has four children.He worked as a teacher in music and mathematics but has been a full-time author since 1999. Per Nilsson writes books for children and teenagers…

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Lisen Adbåge


Lisen AdBåge is an illustrator and author who debuted in 2000 and has since written and illustrated several award winning and critically recognized books. Together with her sister Emma AdBåge she has authored and illustrated two books in rhyme, one of which awarded them the Lennart Hellsing Prize in 2017. Her own work Samtidigt som…

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