Author(s): Sven Nordqvist
'There was once a man called Pettson who had a cat named Findus. They lived in a little red house with a tool shed, a hen house, a woodshed and a garden. Paddocks lay all around, and beyond them was the forest.' This is the second story from Gecko Press about one of Sweden's most popular characters, the quirky and forgetful Farmer Pettson and his curious talking cat, Findus. When it is Findus's birthday (which he celebrates three times a year) Farmer Pettson always bakes him a big stack of pancakes. But before he can start, he has to fix a puncture in his bike, find the keys to the shed and distract Anderson's bull. Only then can he bike to the shop to buy flour for the pancakes.
Sven Nordqvist's Pettson and Findus books have been adapted for television, film and theatre. One of Sweden's most popular illustrators, Sven Nordqvist has won the Swedish Literature Award, the German Youth Literature Prize and the Elsa Beskow Medal.