Sven Nordqvist (b. 1946) is well-loved Swedish children's illustrator and writer. The Findus and Pettson stories draw on his playful adventures with his two young sons. His unique illustrations are inspired by a delight in everyday life.
"The Madhouse Mini-testers have requested this book several times
at bedtimes and have been squealing excitedly before I've even got
to the first page. Juliette does always end up doing impressions of
Findus bouncing around on the bed though, so I may have to move it
forward to a mid-afternoon read so that the excitement doesn't
prevent them going to sleep!"----Cheryl Pasquier, Madhouse Family
"Their friendship is robust, profound, sincere, and--I dare to claim--one of the best anywhere in children's literature. They have their ups and downs, their arguments and makings up, and along the way there is always a great deal of madcap humor."----Playing by the Book