Lillebror och Karlsson på taket

Karlson on the Roof

In a perfectly ordinary building, on a perfectly ordinary street in town lives Smidge. Up on the roof, in a small house behind the big chimney, resides a gentleman by the name of Karlson. He is, in his own words, a handsome, thoroughly clever, perfectly plump man in his prime. Attached to his back he has a small propeller with which he can fly… He decides to come in to land at Smidge’s. And from then on nothing is the same. 

Karlson does whatever Karlson wants – eats all the sweets by himself, always chooses the largest slice of cake and enjoys trickelytricking and tirritating people. He’s convinced that he’s best at everything and is not shy to tell everyone so. He loves getting presents and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans – and if something breaks or disappears, well then they’re just material things and are nothing to be sour about anyway. Smidge loves Karlson but Mum, Dad and the older siblings insist he’s make-believe. “They can be make-believe themselves!”, Karlson snorts.

 

‘It’s got to go bang and it has to be fun, otherwise I won’t come!’

Karlson, from The World’s Best Karlson