Monday, April 5, 2010

Sailor and Pekka

I got this book from Elizabeth. Sailor guy and his clever dog Pekka that wears shoes on all its four paws but can walk on two. The three stories are the simplest but so nice that you almost want them to be your stories. Sailor is buying a sweater, Sailor gets sick, Sailor goes to church on Sunday. You can figure it out without speaking Swedish, of course, it is a comic book, after all.
The style is nice. The painter pretends uneducated style but all the action happens on the background of perfectly drawn houses and old timers driven by animals dressed up as people. There are actually people too and they stop and talk to their animal neighbors just like that. Oh, Sailor and his neo-functionalist cottage under the Mediterranean Sun. It seems we are in Portugal but people have Swedish names, even Mrs Jackson (last picture) seems to have one. She is Sailor's secret love.





The CD is pretty funny. We even went that far and listened to it. Mrs Jackson is a good singer. She sings gospels in church.

7 comments:

la casita said...

ah lovely...you're lucky too!

Francesca said...

What a nice present! I had to look at all the buildings after your description of the neofunctionalist cottage (which I'm not sure I would have noticed in those terms).

at swim-two-birds said...

oh, i love that book too, lucky you :-)

radzimire said...

I know this book in french, it's called "Marin et son chien". So nice and original!

raining sheep said...

I love it. I think its fabulous it has these modern houses in the illustrations. You don't really need to understand the writing in such a book because the drawings tells the story....or you can make up your own :)

victoria said...

Interesting book, and always nice to get original gifts :) How is that exam going by the way?

Bohemian girl said...

Victoria, thanks for reminding me what I am supposed to do. The hardest part, to figure out what to write about, is done.