Чем так хороши книги про Финдуса?

Why are books about Findus so good?

Sven Nurdqvist creates all his works himself, both illustrations and text. This is not a unique phenomenon in children's literature. Tove Jansson, Suzanne Rotraut Berner, Antoine de Saint-Exupery drew illustrations with which the heroes of their fairy tales are exclusively associated. But it is Nurdqvist's pictures that amaze with the accuracy of images and emotions, dynamics, wit, and an abundance of interesting details.
Nurdqvist amazingly conveys the facial expressions of the characters, the incomparable expression on the face of Petson, who thought about the drawing of his next invention. Or, for example, Petson, who is reading at breakfast, cranes his neck, squints his eyes and squints his face towards the book so that there is no doubt that reading is very exciting for him. And here is another Petson, in search of a rooster, jumps out into the yard and anxiously looks around, while we see his face from several angles at once - brilliant! “Look, mom, here I am on the right, here I am on the left!” - my child laughs and quickly turns his head, trying to depict what he saw in the picture. Findus loves to jump on the bed "duck-crap, crap-crap, crap-crap!"; and his pirouettes, and speed, and the pleasure of jumping, and even this “shit-crap”, everything, everything takes place not only in the text, but also in the pictures.
In the stories about Findus and Petson, tiny characters appear - myukles, they live side by side with the main characters with their own lives, about which we know little from the text, but we look at pictures with them, giggling with delight: here is an angry granny cleaner shaking her fist who inherited Findus, here are myukles-deer with luxurious branched horns, but the myukles dressed up as Christmas gnomes and drag bags of gifts for their myukles.
It is interesting to study the life of an old man and a cat, all their numerous drawers with a million little things, cow pastorals on the walls, potato lanterns in the yard and firewood-carrots. Petson, probably, will remind many of the familiar old people with his thrift: in his house, like many artisan grandfathers, there is a place for all kinds of pieces of iron, wheels, ropes, devices that no one has used for maybe twenty years, but don’t throw them away, suddenly come in handy.
In books about Findus there are several illustrations that differ in color from bright sun-drenched pictures - these are night landscapes. Here Nurdqvist works mostly in one color, but the monochrome looks so attractive that you want to be inside these scenes. Climb with a kitten into a tree house, decorated with a crystal chandelier, and admire a quiet evening in the countryside: silence, coolness, carved lace of branches and leaves against the fading sky. Admire and protect the peace of this cozy world from uninvited guests.
In general, in my opinion, it's time for the Swedes to build a theme amusement park named after Petson and Findus, because their world is so real that it should finally get a physical embodiment. Something like the village of Santa Claus or Moomin-dalen, where everyone can collect some useful household item according to Petson's drawings, cook and taste Findus's favorite pancakes, and in the evening take part in a fox hunt with fireworks and a ghost.
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