Annet Schaap en Philip Hopman

De boom met het oor

‘Something happened today in gym class.’ A little boy is bursting to tell the big news that’s bubbling away inside him, but no one has time to listen to him.

Annet Schaap has written a poetic story about the lack of attention that we have for one another, as a result of our busy lives. For this book, she dreamed up a tree that really does know how to listen. The illustrator Philip Hopman, who has sold over 350,000 books in the ‘Boer Boris’ picture book series, has created a setting based on Barcelona, in which the tree towers above everything else, vast in its sympathy. With brilliant lines and a flowing palette, he plants this imaginative story in a familiar world. This is a wonder- ful parable about our hectic society.

A stunning book.


Annet and Philip bring out the poetry in each other.

NRC Handelsblad


Annet Schaap

Annet Schaap (b. 1965) is best known in the Netherlands as the illustrator for successful authors such as Francine Oomen, Jacques Vriens and Janneke Schotveld. After studying at two art schools, in Kampen and The Hague, she has illustrated around two hundred picture books since 1991. She has also…

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De boom met het oor (2019). Kinder- en jeugdboeken, 48 pagina's.


Philip Hopman

Age: 5+

Thema's: prentenboek


Lithuanian (PDF document)


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