Alle vissen vonden olifant
One day, an elephant appears in the sea, just bobbing along. None of the sea creatures know where it’s come from or even whether it really is an elephant. “Elephants don’t exist,” says one. “Yes, they do,” says another, “but they don’t swim. They fly.” Another one claims that elephant is what you get behind your fins when you don’t scrub properly.
Het meisje met de gouden jurk
Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is the number one attraction at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. But, when you take a good look at this painting, what do you actually see? Hidden among all the fine gentlemen, there is a girl. The story that Schutten tells about her takes young readers on an appealing journey to the world of Rembrandt and his best-known work.
Een aap op de wc
Een dierentuin in oorlogstijd
Thanks to Anne Frank and her diary, the story of the occupation of the Netherlands in World War II is known all over the world. Anyone who wants to find out more about the subject can read books by hundreds of authors. However, many of those accounts are missing something essential: how it really feels to find yourself, from one day to the next, living in a world of danger and uncertainty.
De ring van koning Salomo
There are many stories in the Jewish, Islamic and Arab traditions about the wise King Solomon. Following Solomon’s adage that ‘a good word makes the heart glad’, Lida Dijkstra has distilled out of this tangle a colourful fairy tale that, together with Martijn van der Linden’s beautiful, eloquent full-page illustrations, evokes the atmosphere of the Thousand and One Nights and positively begs to be read out loud.
Een indiaan als jij en ik
In the world of books, there have been many calls for more attention to be paid to diversity. Erna Sassen’s book is a laudable response. This original story about the loner Boaz, who is so proud when the new girl, Aïsha, comes to sit by him at school, shows that a friend is a friend, and appearances don’t matter.
Wat je moet doen als je over een nijlpaard struikelt
‘Poems that will be of some use to you’ is the subtitle of this textually and visually multi-faceted collection of poetry by Edward van de Vendel and Martijn van der Linden.