Pom wears a rather fetching and comfortable cardigan with four yellow buttons and has a toy called Pim. They go on adventures together. Throughout the story they encounter scenarios that are both good and bad luck. Pom likes to share their good fortune with Pim and equally needs Pim when things are not going so well. The story has a lovely flow of good luck/bad luck/good luck/bad luck which finally results in a shared happy experience.
The story will also help any child who has experienced a loss of a burst balloon and finds an imaginative way of using what is left. The fear of a popping balloon may actually turn in to a feeling of excitement with opportunities for children to use their imagination to invent new uses for old items.
Pom and Pim is a picture book with simple illustrations and a few carefully chosen words which have been translated from Swedish. The story is jaunty and fun taking the reader through good luck and bad luck scenarios seamlessly. When Pom finds a balloon (good luck) after a little lie down from a tummy ache (bad luck) there is an opportunity for the reader to pre-empt and consider what might happen next, especially when some nasty looking thorns appear on the edge of the page.
Pom appears to be gender fluid and so all children can relate to him/her. I see him as a boy whilst my daughter sees her as a girl which has been a useful way of discussing gender which was an unexpected delight.