Sylvia van Ommen

Sylvia van Ommen (b. 1978) made her debut with the funny, philosophical picture book Drop (Jellybeans). Jellybeans was praised in Kirkus Reviews Special 2005: ‘The achievement cannot be overestimated - feather-light treatment of the weightiest subject and all of it made charmingly comprehensible.’ In its fantastic successor, De verrassing (The Surprise), which is about a sheep, she had no trouble maintaining her debut’s high standard.