Book

Joukje Akveld and Martijn van der Linden

Whose Is That Tail?

The idea is simple, in this fourth part of a series by Joukje Akveld. It’s a book with the same question on each page: which of the four animals on the right owns the tail on the left? You find out the answer by turning the page.

The details added by artist Martijn van der Linden raise this book above its concept: the dolphin has three handbags, the crocodile a flowery rucksack, the penguin is on a bike and towing a canoe full of books. Why? It doesn’t matter. Van der Linden has drawn it all in his own realistic style, with accurate anatomy and settings to match the animals. The absurd accessories offer a wonderful contrast to the perfect logic of the tail owners.

A toddlers’ book full of fun.

Edward van de Vendel

This fourth part is the best and most surprising in the series, thanks to Van der Linden: he has added a healthy dose of absurdism to his illustrations.

NRC

Joukje Akveld

Joukje Akveld (b. 1974) studied Dutch language and literature and worked in publicity and as a picture-book translator for Lemniscaat. She now writes about theatre and children’s books in newspaper Het Parool. After a number of publications about illustrators and authors, she made her debut in…

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Details

Van wie is die staart? (2017). Children's books, 32 pages.

Illustrations

Martijn van der Linden

Age: 1+
176 x 176 mm

Themes: picture book

Publisher

Gottmer

Zijlweg 308
2015 CN Haarlem
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 23 541 11 90
Fax: +31 23 527 44 04

E-mail:
lg@gottmer.nl
Website:
http://www.gottmerkinderboeke…

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