Kenneth Steven / Øyvind Torseter: WHY DOGS HAVE WET NOSES

Historia om korleis hunden fekk våt snute
Published by Samlaget, 2012

A fabulous twist on the story of Noah’s Ark. When water floods the land, old Noah builds a huge ark and takes on board creepy-crawlies, farm animals and wild animals of every type. While they are out at sea something awful happens, the boat springs a leak! What on earth can they do? Luckily Noah knows a way. This picture book is a lively retelling of the old fable.

Illustrated by Øyvind Torseter. The book received the Ministry of Culture’s prize for the best children’s book in 2012.

Page from "Why Dogs have Wet Noses".


Torseter, Ø0yvind 2009 (c) Une Hofgaard
Øyvind Torseter
Kenneth Steven (c) Stewart Atwood
Kenneth Steven

Kenneth Steven (b. 1968) is a poet, children’s book author and translates poetry.

Øyvind Torseter (b.1972) is by many regarded as one of the most creative and popular illustrators in Norway and a recognized artist. He has written the text of six of his own picture books and illustrated ten others. He has received prices both in Norway and abroad.

Translations: English translation available. Rights sold to: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain/Argentina, Korea, Brazil and USA, China.