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Emma AdBåge Author & Illustrator

It’s Late Now/Nu är det sent!

Picture Books

It’s Late Now/Nu är det sent!

How annoying that you have to go to bed every night! It’s especially difficult for a child to fall asleep on command. So maybe it’s not so strange then that you play alone in your bed, want a book, want a cracker… And a quiet living room at night is an exciting place to explore, because it’s a little easier to fall asleep in the easy chair in front of the television… 

In her fun insightful pictures Emma AdBåge captures emotions exactly. A picture book where everybody is allowed to be themselves, both night owls who wander in the dark and sleepy-heads who can’t get up in the morning! 

It’s Late Now was nominated for the August Prize in 2015.

“It’s late now! The child and the adult agree. But while the adult feels it’s time to go to sleep, for the child, it’s time to play. In the protection of darkness, and with the clock ticking away, the apartment is explored and a new world opens up. Emma AdBåge’s picture book for young children is brilliant in its simplicity. With a bold new style she gives us an unconventional story about going – or rather, not going – to bed. And sleep clearly isn’t going to happen. Instead, we get a celebration of curiosity and creativity. For young night owls.”

The August Jury

Emma AdBåge

Author Illustrator

Emma AdBåge’s stories and illustrations make everyday emotions and experiences both immediately recognisable and richly interesting. Her stories and drawings are observant, succinct, humorous and perceptive. With their carefully drawn lines and gentle colours, AdBåge’s illustrations combine small details with bold characters, whose bodily postures and facial expressions give a distinct insight into what they…

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