Thé Tjong-Khing

Art with Cake

Deciding to create picture books by himself, without any intervention from a narrator, is perhaps the best decision Thé Tjong-Khing has made in his long career. This artist, whose every line speaks volumes, does not need any words at all.

Art with Cake, his ode to the artistic imagination, is a witty parody of his own art and the work of great artists from history. Mrs Dog is dreaming about an exhibition of world-famous paintings.

But the work of art that she painted for the exhibition gets stolen! What comes next is a wild chase through famous landscapes by Van Gogh, Braque, Hokusai and Dali.

An ode to art for pre-schoolers.


Thé Tjong-Khing

Thé Tjong-Khing (b. 1933) is one of Holland’s best known illustrators of children’s books. He received the prestigious Max Velthuijs prize for his oeuvre. In 2005 he won the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs for his book Waar is de taart? (Where is the cake?), a picturebook without text. His…

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Kunst met taart (2015). Children's books, 25 pages.


Thé Tjong-Khing

Age: 4+

Themes: picture book



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