A Selection of International Children's and Youth Literature

Danish / Denmark

Mimbo Jimbo og den lange vinter
(Mimbo Jimbo and the long winter)

Strid, Jakob Martin (text/illus.)
[København]: Gyldendals Bogklubber, 2014. – [114] p.
ISBN 978-87-030-6807-7

Elephant – Magic – Winter

In his homeland of Denmark, illustrator and author Jakob Martin Strid is well-known, as is Mimbo Jimbo, the little blue elephant. He is the main character in six published books. In this volume, Mimbo Kimbo experiences a mini-ice age: The winter should have ended by now, yet the spring is not coming. Instead, it is snowing, and it is not stopping. Enormous snowflakes fall from the sky and there are monster-sized foot prints in the snow. Who made those?! Jakob Martin Strid sends Mimbo Jimbo on an adventurous quest that draws on yeti fairytales and legends. There is also a strange inventor thrown in the mix. Does this seem wild? It is wild! Strid is an ace not only with a pencil in hand, but also in storytelling. The result is a strong picture book, which invites repeated leafing-through, because the tenth time through will still reveal new details. (Age: 4+)