Children & Young Adults

Photo: Jens Krogsbøll


Klappelade syltefisk
(Klappelade syltefisk)
Published 2020, 40 pages



Foreign rights

Gyldendal, Jenny Thor,


Children & Young Adults

Klappelade syltefisk

Klappelade syltefisk is the framework for a special interaction between children and adults; a bubbly collection of playful, rhythmical, fun and curious verses, rhymes and strings of words that are accompanied by wonderful pictures. The interaction between text and illustration makes for a unique, dual reading/visual experience. The book can support the development of the child’s vocabulary and conceptual understanding as the reader is presented with unfamiliar concepts yet to be articulated into language. The book plays with the Danish language, and the fun rhymes invoke an opportunity for discussion, laughter and reflection. An artful and unusual reading/visual experience for children and adults alike.


About the author and illustrator 

Birgitte Krogsbøll holds a pedagogic degree and she made her authorial debut in 2002 with the poetry collection Wöldums pulsar syndrom [Wöldum’s pulsar syndrome]. Krogsbøll has published a number of books for children and adults. Her poetic lexicon Dyr med næb ordnet efter antal vinger [Animals with beaks listed in order of number of wings] was awarded a grant by the Danish Arts Foundation in 2014.

Throughout her career as illustrator Kamilla Wichmann has primarily worked with children’s books and newspapers, including Bjarne Reuter and Berlingske Tidende. She was awarded the ‘Golden Apple Prize’ at the Illustrator’s Biennale in Bratislava in 2007 and selected for participation in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2015.

The first book by Krogsbøll & Wichmann entitled Funkelgnister [Sparkglow] (2015) was nominated for Politiken’s Literature Prize in 2015.

Text translated by Denise Rose Hansen