Illustrator

Daan Remmerts de Vries

Daan Remmerts de Vries (b. 1962) is one of the Netherlands’ unusually versatile writer/illustrators. His keyword is originality, and he has worked within all kinds of genres, using both words and pictures to create books for young and old. Typical features of his work are his sensitive child characters, his vibrant narrative voice and his fanciful collages. He has won Gouden and Zilveren Griffels (Godje; De Noordenwindheks) and Vlag en Wimpel awards from the Griffel and Penseel panels.

Sjaantje Plays Let’s Pretend

Sjaantje Plays Let’s Pretend

Sjaantje doet alsof by Sjoerd Kuyper and the multi-talented Daan Remmerts de Vries is a very colourful picture book, both literally and figuratively, and it may be classified within the genre of the ‘consolation fantasy’: in order to make life bearable, a young child unconsciously imagines a life peopled with characters who don’t exist or with loved ones who are no longer there.

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Sometimes I Leave You Behind for a Little While

Sometimes I Leave You Behind for a Little While

This colourful read-aloud story with expressive pictures gently tells how a young girl overcomes her separation anxiety by playing an imaginative game.

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