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Pija Lindenbaum Author & Illustrator

Want to Hang Out?/Ska vi va?

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Want to Hang Out?/Ska vi va?

The seemingly innocent question, “Want to hang out?” encom- passes a lot; power balance, strategy and big emotions. Pija Lindenbaum’s fine relationship drama poses many important questions.

Berit wants to play with Flisan. She knocks on Flisan’s door. Want to hang out? she says. But Flisan wants to be alone and cut with her new scissors, and she slams the door shut.

But Berit comes back again, many times. She even brings ice cream, but Flisan says that she’s allergic. The rest of the day Flisan builds with blocks, cuts with her scissors and stays inside alone, tinkering.

The following morning she is done tinkering and goes outside. And there is Berit.

Want to hang out? Flisan says. Okay, Berit says. There has been a role reversal and something new begins

Pija Lindenbaum

Author Illustrator

Pija Lindenbaum graduated from the Stockholm College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 1979 and has worked as an artist, designer and author for forty years. Quirky, contemporary and emotionally truthful, she is also one of the country’s most popular and successful picture book authors/illustrators. Her children’s stories are offbeat and sometimes ironic, while her…

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