Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Yellow House // Det Gule Hus

One book that we have been reading over and over again for a thousand times is Grete Janus Hertz' classic "Det Gule Hus" (The Yellow House) from 1973 with wonderful illustrations by one of my favourite Danish children's book illustrators, Iben Clante. Frida Viola loves the little peeks into the different lives that are lived in the different homes of the yellow house - especially maybe, because the house is very similar to our own.

The front cover of the book is the front of the house...

On the first page we see the stairway and the different floors with little doors into the appartments that you can open.

On the second floor little Jan is saying goodbye to his mom...

On the first floor Carsten is having a birthday party...

And here music teacher Klang is holding a music class...

And the back cover of the books is the backyard of the yellow house...

I found the book some while ago in the local thrift store, but there is a new edition and you can buy it on sale here. Naja Marie Aidt has made an updated version, "Huset" (The House), that has been on our wishlist for a while.


  1. Den har jeg også i gemmerne, og jeg eeeelskede den som barn!

  2. Naja Marie Aidts version har også længe været på vores (min) ønskeliste. Hun er så god og det er Det Gule Hus også.:)

  3. Jamen den er jo magisk, som et dukkehus man kan gå på opdagelse i.

  4. Sabine & Kirstine: Ja, den er faktisk magisk! Og det er netop det lidt uforudsigelig, der fænger de små, fordi man selv kan vælge, hvem man vil besøge. Jeg tror faktisk, at det var lige sådan en bog, jeg drømte om som barn, men bare ikke vidste eksisterede!

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