Leni is a stubborn, resolute and somewhat plucky girl who is entirely, irresistibly moody and defiant! In the first book Leni is a Honeybun, Leni rebels against the old ladies in the local coffee shop who call her Honeybun, which Leni thinks is a yucky and silly name. Leni is a big girl. She doesn’t have to sit in a stroller, or need help buttoning up her coat – she can do it herself, she’s just like the grownups. Until Dad asks her to help clean, at which point she’s little again, and little girls don’t clean houses, they play with their toys.
Leni is an assertive girl, full of ideas, who feels misunderstood most of the time. It’s not easy to be big and little at the same time!
Leni is the creation of renowned author and illustrator Emma AdBåge. AdBåge is the receiver of the Elsa Beskow Plaque, the Lennart Hellsing Prize, the August Prize for Gropen, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, and many more accolades.