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.