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Gunilla Bergström Author & Illustrator

The Last to Laugh! Said Mr Atkins/Skratta lagom! sa pappa Åberg

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The Last to Laugh! Said Mr Atkins/Skratta lagom! sa pappa Åberg

Alfie and Milla are making miniatures. They’re building a scene from Star Wars but set in the Middle Ages. And there’s a bit of a rush! Everything has to be ready before Alfie’s bigger cousins arrive. Then all four of them will play! But it doesn’t turn out like that, instead everyone argues, and Mr Atkins becomes VERY ANGRY!

Once again, Gunilla Bergström has shown that she was a master at portraying everyday events from the child’s perspective.

In The Last to Laugh! Said Mr Atkins, everything from anger and schadenfreude to fear and justice is depicted. And if you act like Mr Atkins and use your head instead of your fists, you’re sure to settle all arguments!

Gunilla Bergström

Author Illustrator

Gunilla Bergström (1942 – 2021) was the beloved creator of Alfie Atkins, one of the most popular and timeless picture book characters in Swedish history. Alfie Atkins is no hero; in fact, some would even call him a bit of a coward. However, Alfie’s cowardice might be exactly why he has such a strong appeal…

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