Little Parsley

Little Parsley

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Written by Inger Hagerup
Illustrated by Paul René Gauguin
Translated from Norwegian by Becky L. Crook

Contemplate a hedgehog’s bristles, a crab’s bad mood, a pea who believes it was meant to be a butterfly, and ​other wonderful images​ in Inger Hagerup’s poems.

​Generations of Norwegian children have grown up reading and reciting poems by Inger Hagerup (1905-1985). A​live with sound, shape, and color​, t​he combination of handwritten, informal verse and Paul René Gauguin’s avant garde illustration​s​ has proven ​to be an​ irresistible​ and endlessly delightful combination for children and adults a like​. ​