My Weird and Wonderful Uncle

Gerard’s uncle, Monsieur Hulot, looks after him and his dachshund Dali for a day.

Yvonne Jagtenberg
Original title
Mijn wonderlijke oom

Hulot’s creativity and playful imagination are a welcome contrast to Gerard’s strictly minimalist family home. An ode to Jacques Tati and his film Mon oncle (1958).

Yvonne Jagtenberg
Yvonne Jagtenberg (b. 1967) became known to pre-schoolers and their parents with her quirky and independent picture-book heroes Balotje and Herman, characters with a tough and infectious contrary nature. She trained as a teacher before going to study at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, an art school in Arnhem.
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