I never think of nothing

‘I dream myself happy again’ is the beautiful closing sentence of this light collection of poetry, which does not shy away from important themes.

PoetryChildren's books
Hans & Monique Hagen

How do you deal with your own thoughts, which can come in the strangest forms? ‘I never think of nothing, because when I try to do that, I’m still secretly thinking of something.’ The lines are about love and friendship, including towards yourself, and also about death, God and Heaven.

The authors ask questions without passing judgement: ‘Is there a Heaven? And if there is, where might it be?’ It’s a book that makes children think. The poems are accompanied by stunning illustrations by the award-winning Charlotte Dematons.

Hans & Monique Hagen
Hans & Monique Hagen (b. 1955 & 1956) are a married couple who write together. They won a Zilveren Griffel for 'I never think of nothing'. From 2017 to 2019, they were the Dutch children’s book ambassadors.
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