Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER-series

Cover of "Yesper and Noper"

Jakob og Neikob-serien
Published by Samlaget 2008 – 2019

Kari Stai is the creator of the popular and award-winning characters Yesper and Noper (Jakob og Neikob). They are the best of friends even though they are very different. Yesper says YES to everything, and Noper says NO to everything. They have had success both at home and abroad with six books, an animated short on children’s television, four adaptations for the stage, and mobile apps for the first three books.


Kari Stai: SO-SO HAPPY

Cover of "So-so Happy"

Passe happy
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Illustrated children’s novel from the creator of Yesper and Noper
Juri is about to turn 12 and feels nervous about absolutely everything. All on his own, he has to work out love, football, and how deep you should go with your tongue when you kiss someone so nobody chokes. Juri wonders whether he is in love, while his best friend Evy starts behaving a little bit strangely. Then, to top it all off, Juri’s dad has just left his mother.