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What Do You Want?

Written by Lars Klinting

Translated by Maria Lundin

  • 32 Pages
  • 9780888999887
  • 7" x 6.625"
  • Reading age from 0 to 3
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Opposites
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Words


Publication Date March 01, 2010

Every now and then a perfect baby book appears. What Do You Want? is just such a book, with its simple text and beautiful illustrations by Sweden's renowned author and illustrator Lars Klinting. We turn from page to page wondering what will come next, each time finding an answer that is a tiny bit unexpected, but also very satisfying. Babies will love this book with its familiar images and little surprises.

Delightful in its simplicity, Klinting's classic style shines in this timeless publication, reminiscent of the Golden Age of the picture book.

Winner of the Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award 2007

Selected for the Bank Street College Children's Library Best Children's Books of the Year 2007


Lars Klinting
Lars Klinting trained as a carpenter in Sweden before becoming an illustrator. He was also the beloved author and illustrator of the "Beaver" books, which have been translated into eighteen languages and have won numerous awards.

Maria Lundin
Maria Lundin has translated several books from Swedish to English. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.


"...a perfect introduction to the drama of the turning page." Canadian Family

"...this quietly entertaining book is just right for bedtime." Horn Book

"A good home purchase, What Do You Want? should also be in all libraries serving the preschool crowd and their parents." CM Magazine

"It couldn't be simpler or more compelling or more sparkling, this pairing of opposites." Globe and Mail

"Little children and their grownups will have a wonderful time sharing this special little book with its pretty illustrations and its interactive text." Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

"This diminutive book is mesmerizing in its calm simplicity...A little bit of sweet magic is at work here." School Library Journal