Kristin Roskifte
Everybody Counts

Everybody Counts is a seek-and-find book, a counting book, and a picture book about humanity. We are counting people, from 0 to 7,5 billion. All the people belong to groups, e.g. a family, a flea market or an airport. We start with a boy and his family, and all the groups are related to them. Many people appear in different groups and situations, and throughout the book numerous narratives are created. The book provides a playful view of the many connections and coincidences in our lives. Every single one of us has a unique story, but we are all part of the same group – the world.

English PDF sample translation: Siân Mackie.

“Everybody Counts” stands out within its genre. It can be read time and again, and each time we discover something new. We might recognise the thoughts of others, and maybe even recognise ourselves in the characters.

This book from Kristin Roskifte is impressive, ambitious and unique within its genre. She brilliantly combines the counting and seek-and-find picture book formats with narrative development. … Everybody Counts is an uncommonly rich hidden picture book that has a great deal to impart.

“When kids turn detective — the best new children’s books. … Norwegian author Kristin Roskifte inc­reases the number of people depicted page by page, inviting the reader to trace individual stories from one image to the next. The book shows enthrallingly how each and every person matters.”

The Financial Times

“A treasure house of mysteries large and small.”

This brilliant book can be enjoyed for hours on end without becoming bored. It is easy to lose oneself in and between the pages, diving into each picture and leafing back and forth between them.

Everybody Counts is an absolute knock-out of a book that will captivate audiences of all ages. … Everybody Counts is an impressive book that provides a unique view of the multitude of connections and coincidences of life.

“An award-winning seek-and-find picture book with a difference, this tall volume, … invites readers to think about what is going on in their lives, or about to happen, beyond what you can see. A great stimulus for observation, empathy and imagination.”

The Sunday Times

“Well this is just the most brilliant counting book. “Everybody Counts” by Kristin Rokifte is full of repeating characters and developing stories. It’s wonderfully clever and cleverly wonderful. So much to see and so many stories to tell.”

Kristin Roskifte

Kristin Roskifte
Svein Størksen

Kristin Roskifte is an illustrator with an MA in illustration from Kingston University in England. Her illustrations are narrative and full of details and humour. She is working within many different fields and has written and illustrated eight picture books. Roskifte has won many prizes for her illustrations and books.

Rights sold to

Burmese, Catalan, Chinese Complex , Chinese Simplified, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (EUR), Portuguese (BR), Russian, Sami (Lule), Sami (North), Sami (South), Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (EUR), Spanish (LAT), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Foreign rights

Magikon forlag
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– Winner of The 2019 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.
– Shortlisted for Brageprisen, Norway's most prestigious literary award.
– Gold Award, Most Beautiful Books of the Year.
– Gold Award, Visuelt / Grafill.
– White Ravens 2019.
– Shortlisted World Illustration Awards.
– Included in the dPICTUS platform's '100 Outstanding Picturebooks' selection, spring 2020

Edited May 21, 2023 by Magikon forlag