Hardie Grant

Book - All the Dear Little Animals - Ulf Nilsson


Three children decide someone must bury all the world’s poor dead animals.

‘The whole world is full of dead things,’ said Esther. ‘In every bush there is a bird, a butterfly, a mouse. Someone must be kind and look after them. Someone must make a sacrifice and see that all these things are buried.’ ‘Who must?’ I asked. ‘We must,’ she said. Esther was very brave. I was little and scared. One summer’s day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther’s little brother, Puttie, cried

About the author : Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated children’s writer in Sweden and a winner of the August Award and the American Batchelder Award.

About the illustrator : Eva Eriksson is one of the best-loved illustrators in Sweden, whose awards include the Astrid Lindgren prize and the August Award.


Country of Origin : Sweden

Reader Age : 6-8 years

Book Size 21 × 21 cm