picture book, 32 p.
Zilveren Griffel 2008 (Best books for children)
Plantin-Moretusprize for the bookdesign
Danish (Lamberths Forlag)
Portuguese (Brazil) (Cosac Naify)
Spanish (Barbara Fiore)
Norwegian (Cappelen Damm)
Chinese (Taiwan) (Reader Publishing)
Chinese (mainland) (Petrel Publishing House)
Georgian (Bakur Sulakauri)
South-African (Protea Boekhuis)
Ukrainian (Nebo Art Publishing).
The big picture book I got to make with Carll Cneut! My most wide-spread book, up til this date, thanks to the great illustrations. The story: Nelius first sees them in the middle of the night: the butterflies. They fly around his head, one million of them. His parents tell him that it is time to start on his journey. Nelius follows the butterflies and meets many animals. Some of them are too young, but others are old enough to know what the butterflies mean. The butterflies guide him to the love of his life!
- A proof-translation in English is available.
- The book was also issued with a cd with the story, read by the famous Flemish actor Roel Vanderstukken.