At night, when all is quiet around the farm -- that's when the Tomten wakes up. He is the one who looks after everything while the farmer and his family are sleeping.
'Astrid Lindgren writes evocatively of long cold winters and the benevolent guardianship of the Tomten. A lovely, feelgood picture book with traditionally styled illustrations that show the Tomten as a genial gnome-like figure. Delightful! Families Rating: 5 out of 6'
-- Families South West magazine
'It would be hard to find a nicer bedtime story. Beautifully painted, quiet moonlit scenes and poetic words tell of the Tomten, a small elf-like person who lives on a farm. It is a beautiful cosy tale of winter bedtimes, very comforting and definitely one of our favourites.'
-- Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 4), Education Otherwise, October 2004