Ingrid Schubert

Ingrid Schubert and Dieter Schubert are married and work together. In 1977 they attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where the well-known Dutch illustrator Piet Klaasse inspired them to start illustrating children’s books. Their first title, There’s a Crocodile Under My Bed!, was an immediate success and published in fourteen countries. In 1987 they were awarded the Golden Paintbrush for Where’s My Monkey?



(Lemniscaat, 2008, 26 pages)

A tubby little hippo is happily bobbing around on her back in an African pond. Her name is Ophelia and the illustration is a reference to the famous painting by John Everett Millais. But unlike the English painter’s tranquil picture, in which Hamlet’s heroine serenely floats along a river amongst luxuriant vegetation, Ingrid and Dieter Schubert’s Ophelia is the very image of chubby cheerfulness.

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