Original Edition
Smon Smon

written and illustrated by Sonja Danowski
48 pages, 31,5 x 24,5 cm
published by NordSüd Verlag January 2018
ISBN: 9783314104152

Publisher's summary
Smon Smon takes us on a journey into a beautiful, mysterious world where cooperation and generosity save the day and friendships make it wonderful.

The Smon Smon hangs its last ron ron next to its won won on a lon lon and floats away in a ton ton. But when the Smon Smon falls into a zon zon . . . what happens next is what makes any world worth being in.

A finely woven story.

"Sensationelle Bilder und fantastische Ideen."
— Lesart / Deutschlandfunk Kultur

from the picture book SMON SMON
pencil, ink, watercolor on paper

Articles / Reviews
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-----> Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
-----> Deutschlandfunk Kultur
-----> Neue Zuercher Zeitung
-----> Childrenofbooks

Annual Prize . CICLA Original Illustration Exhibition 2021 / Shanghai
Picture Book Award 2018 / Jury der Jungen Leser / Literaturraum Wien
Among the 7 best books for Young Readers February 2018 / Deutschlandfunk
Josef-Guggenmos-Preis Empfehlungsliste 2018
White Raven 2018 / International Youth Library Munich

Originals from the book were exhibited at
the Original Art Exhibit 2018 / Society of Illustrators NY
Le Immagini della Fantasıa 36 / Mostra Internazionale d’Illustrazione per l’Infanzia Italy
Pagine a Colori Festival 2020 / mostra degli albi illustrati Italy


German Edition
Smon Smon
published by NordSüd Verlag January 2018
ISBN: 9783314104152

English Edition
Smon Smon
published by NorthSouth Books NY March 2018
ISBN: 9780735843073

Italian Edition
Smon Smon
published by Orecchio Acerbo May 2018
ISBN: 9788899064822

Korean Edition
published by Booklight July 2019
ISBN: 9788962192902

Japanese Edition
published by Iwanami Shoten Tōkyō October 2019
ISBN: 9784001126860

Romanian Edition
Smon Smon
published by Signatura May 2020
ISBN: 9786069480519

Photos of the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award Original Illustration Exhibition
in the Boashan Folk Arts Exhibition Center Shanghai. Photos and Exhibition design by the amazing Cicla Team.

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In My Dream
In the Garden
Puppet Theater
Smon Smon
Little Night Cat
Perfume Village
My Family
Mountain Goats
The Grass House
Forever Flowers
The Beginning
Gift of the Magi
Streams & Dreams
Berlin Frequency
Excursion Flora
Market & Meals
subway & Street

info / Contact

all images ©
Sonja Danowski