“Danish children literature is characterized by its lack of taboos. As in many of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories, current children literature deals with topics such as loneliness, death, abandonment, bullying, domestic violence, etc. This, thinking that girls and boys cannot be protected by silencing reality, on the contrary, a book can be a tool in order to face complicated situations in the life of the child”, explains the Ambassador of Denmark, Henrik Hahn Bramsen.
The texts and illustrations show a growing respect for the boy or girl as an active being whose thoughts and feelings must be respected. A respect that is also reflected in an effort to offer children books of high literary and artistic quality.