Down in the basement, in the midst of bandy equipment, garden furniture and dirty linen, the chickens are growing fast under the red light of the heat lamp. One week old tomorrow, constantly hungry and not at all easy to photograph (as they are in need of the warmth from the lamp, and their lamp and my camera aren't getting along very well...) For each week temperature inside the box will be a little bit cooler, and soon we can bring the chickens out (for at least a short and supervised time a day to begin with.) All of us are looking forward to that!
For 7 days I´m out on a project called Lässurr. It´s a yearly book project where I have the possibility to visit schools all around Småland. I meet the young readers who have been working with my book Tänk om... for many weeks. Early mornings and bus-rides in sun, rain and hailstorms. Intense and inspiring days! (The first photo is borrowed from the home page of Hultsfreds kommun, from an earlier year of Lässurr. The other pictures are work made by children in Kristdala. Animals from my book. Nice, aren't they! PS. The pig moves its legs when pulling the curly tail!)
En bok för alla som tecknar. Eller en bok för alla människor som älskar bilder. Eller en bok för alla... människor! Claes Jurander skriver. Och ritar. Tänkvärt och ROLIGT om hur man ser och upplever bild. Och om hur det går till när man ritar. Till exempel en häst. Gidlunds heter förlaget som gett ut. Jag blir så lycklig av att det finns böcker som den här!
Book (in Swedish) written and illustrated by artist Claes Jurander.