Halfdan Rasmussen





The legendary "Børnenes Boghandel" (a children's bookstore in Copenhagen) turns 40 this year and has some very good offers at the moment. I brought these three not so well known collections of poems by Halfdan Rasmussen with me home yesterday and we have been reading, rhyming and nonsense talking all day.

"Himpegimpe", "Pumpegris" and "Kasper Himmelspjæt" are from 1957-1959, and the new 2012 edition is only the second one. Ib Spang Olsen's illustrations are fantastic as usual - especially the covers and their colours. The bargain is the three books for 100 DKK. It's a good buy and very good reading for both little ones and grown ups.