(W) Barbro Lindgren (A) Anna Hoglund
This wonderfully strange, dark, and hilarious picture book version of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy boils it down to its smallest possible size: 100 words, give or take, and fifteen etchings that look like the lovechild of Beatrix Potter and Edward Gorey. In our despondent antihero, a lop-eared bunny Hamlet with handbag in tow, is somehow embodied all the tremendous pathos of Shakespeare's Danish Prince. And in legendary Swedish children's author Barbro Lindgren's pithy prose resides the poetry of the original, reworked for the era of memes and short attention spans.
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019