Simon Says

Orit Bergman
Writer & Illustrator:
Orit Bergman

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Do what Dad says, Listen to adults And follow the rules …

Young children’s daily routines are full of instructions which they must obey. But sometimes a child wants to fly on the wings of imagination and be King for one night, decide that it is permitted to jump on the bed, ride wolves or take a walk on the back of a star. Imagination helps us creatively cope with a reality that we do not have complete control over.

Simon Says is the story of a little boy, who finds a way of his own to go to sleep.

2017 | 34 pp. | Age 3-6 | English translation available | Rights Sold: Chinese (Simplified), Hebrew
153,000 copies sold in Israel small market

“Through humor and charming illustrations, the book tackles the question of authority concerning both children and parents.” – Nurita, literature website

Orit Bergman writes and illustrates children’s books, and teaches illustration at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem. Her books are sold in France, China and Israel, and she frequently contributes illustrations to newspapers, magazines, advertisement campaigns, and exhibitions. Her work has won her many prizes and awards.