The Book that preferred to be a Bathroom Scale

Bogen der hellere ville være en badevægt

With The Book that preferred to be a Bathroom Scale, Martin Sommer and Thomas Skov are putting the child in the center, so a traditionally static read-aloud situation is replaced by jumping, running and finding elastic bands. 

Thomas Skov is a journalist and Danish media personality, known for several TV and radio programs. He has published two books and works as a freelance guest speaker and radio/TV host. 

Martin Sommer is an illustrator, author, animator, graphic designer – and a professional pianist too (playing in the orchestra of Danish musician, Rasmus Seebach). 

The Book that preferred to be a Bathroom Scale

Bogen der hellere ville være en badevægt

With The Book that preferred to be a Bathroom Scale, Martin Sommer and Thomas Skov are putting the child in the center, so a traditionally static read-aloud situation is replaced by jumping, running and finding elastic bands. 

Thomas Skov is a journalist and Danish media personality, known for several TV and radio programs. He has published two books and works as a freelance guest speaker and radio/TV host. 

Martin Sommer is an illustrator, author, animator, graphic designer – and a professional pianist too (playing in the orchestra of Danish musician, Rasmus Seebach). 

Synopsis

This is the book, about a book that does not want to be a book, but a bathroom scale.

In fact, it would also rather be a parking lot. Or a Zoo. There is an abundance of ways NOT to be a book! The book just needs a little bit of help from the person reading (or rather; NOT reading).

With a simplistic line of drawing and a funny text, the child gets a completely new experience of what it means to read and play. 

Personal note from the author

“The book media is the coolest that exists. No screen can beat sitting on the sofa reading aloud to your kids. But traditional books have looked like books for many years and therefore we wanted to introduce the book to someone who maybe finds it a bit difficult to sit still”, Thomas Skov says.

“We are trying to put the reader at the center instead of the book itself. This is the book for you who rather want to run around, jump and find things. You just have to open the book a random page, then you are at it. When you have had it read aloud once, you can use it yourself again and again”, Martin Sommer adds.

“It is not exactly the most suitable bedtime read. When the child goes to bed, the book probably also ought to be tucked in, but otherwise it is good that is is used as much as possible. It can easily handle sticky fingers, some beatings and scratches”, Thomas Skov says. 

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The Book that preferred to be a Bathroom Scale
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Forlaget Carlsen
Published: January, 2022
32 pages
Category: Children's Books
Genre: Humour
Themes: Curiosity
Available material: English sample

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