First there was the innovative Memorykonijn (published in English as The Other Rabbit), a picture book based on the famous memory game, and now Maranke Rinck (b. 1976) and Martijn van der Linden (b. 1979) have come up with a playful way to turn the Chinese tangram puzzle into a book.
With no more than seven puzzle pieces, illustrator Van der Linden conjures up a procession of animals in a wide range of different poses.
Rinck has written a light-hearted and amusing story about animals chasing after each other. Children can use the real tangram pieces at the back of the book to copy the animals and make up their own stories. A surprisingly ingenious and playful book that will cheer and delight its readers.