Maranke Rinck en Martijn van der Linden
Ellis has two dads – and that’s not an issue. It’s simply a fact.
Ellis has two dads, and she loves popcorn. One day, when she puts some popcorn kernels in the microwave, two little arms and two little legs come popping out of one of them. Ellis never knew pieces of popcorn could look so angry, but this one does. He introduces himself as Bob Popcorn.
With their successful series about Bob Popcorn, Maranke Rinck and illustrator Martijn van der Linden have created an irresistible character who turns Ellis’s life upside down with his unpredictable moods. The creators balance nicely on the line between fantasy and reality. It’s not an issue that Ellis has two dads – it’s just a fact. That makes her a thoroughly modern girl. At the same time, the reader is drawn into a world where the imagination reigns supreme, thanks to Ellis’s hilarious, explosive friend.