The tie is a funny and surreal story about a tie and a whole lot of knots. After attempting to tie a knot on daddy’s tie the main character in the story is sent to bed without supper. All of a sudden an elephant appears and it takes the protagonist on a wild journey. It demonstrates how to tie all kinds of knots. All of a sudden daddy’s tie turns into a Gordian knot that doesn’t want to be untangled. Who can help loosen it? The reader is brought into a magical and playful universe through Fam Ekman’s recognisable illustrations Her texts are funny and from time to time absurd.