Bibi Dumon Tak en Annemarie van Haeringen

Siens hemel

On the day Sien leaves, the sky is pitch black. The cloud from which this wonderfully beautiful picture book develops is also pitch black.

With a fragile white line, Annemarie van Haeringen (b. 1959) sketches the basket where the dog takes her last breath. Gradually, more colour slips into the pages, the black cloud takes on the shape of a dog, and room for comfort and consolation is created.

Bibi Dumon Tak (b. 1964) wrote this tale in small sentences with great power and eloquence, creating a brave story about loss and mourning. Van Haeringen came up with an entirely new visual language to express grief.

A sublime picture book.


Exceptionally beautiful […] With adult gravity, Dumon Tak writes for children.

NRC Handelsblad


Bibi Dumon Tak

Bibi Dumon Tak (b. 1964) studied Dutch Literature. In 2001, she made her debut as a non-fiction author for children with Het koeienboek (The Cow Book, 2001). Although Dumon Tak’s oeuvre consists for the main part of factual titles, the line between fiction and non-fiction appears to blur in her…

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Siens hemel (2016). Kinder- en jeugdboeken, 32 pagina's.


Annemarie van Haeringen

Age: 6+
200 x 150 mm

Thema's: prentenboek


Querido Kind

Weteringschans 259
1017 XJ Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 760 72 10

[email protected]

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