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Milja Praagman

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The illustrator Milja Praagman has another great talent: this book is her debut as a poet. On each two-page spread, she draws a different kind of animal and creates a cute poem to accompany it. For example, a recipe for an argument. Or a poem about two hippos in the bath: ‘We fit, you and I’, which is both sweet and funny.

In addition to humour, the poems have a lot of room for empathy and diversity. However, as with her other work, it is the design that really makes this book stand out: it is one of her best so far and shows that she is an artist through and through. Every picture has its own character and palette and yet is immediately recognisable as a Praagman. Each and every one of them could be a poster on the wall. In the classroom, for instance – which also happens to be a great place for poems.

Magneetje: two hippos

A very successful collection for all ages.

Friesch Dagblad

A collection to relish when everything else in life is going against you.

Het Parool

Milja Praagman

Milja Praagman (b. 1971) grew up in an old house on a dyke, where she enjoyed the panoramic view and the animals all around her. She studied graphic design at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten Sint Joost in Breda. She then started creating illustrations for newspapers and magazines for adults and…

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Magneetje (2021). Children's books, 48 pages.

Age: 2+
16.3 x 24.6 cm

Themes: picture book

Publisher

Leopold

Wibautstraat 133
1097 DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 551 12 50

E-mail:
[email protected]
Website:
http://www.leopold.nl

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