DADDY IS A POLAR BEAR

PAPA IS EEN IJSBEER (DADDY IS A POLAR BEAR) 
year:

2021
genre:
children's book, graphic novel, 64 p.
publisher:
illustrator:
Saskia Halfmouw
age:

9+

Daddy is a polar bear started as a short story, but Saskia Halfmouw made it into a richly illustrated little graphic novel, which also makes it an easy read. The story is about an older sister and her 4-year old brother, who one day starts repeating this sentence: 'Daddy is a polar bear'. Why does he do that? What does it mean? But then the girl sees a documentary about polar bears... A tender, light and warm story about being the children in a divorce situation.  

THE BAMBOO GIRL

HET BAMBOEMEISJE (THE BAMBOO GIRL)
year:
2021

genre:
children's book, graphic novel, 260 p.
publisher:
illustrator:
Mattias De Leeuw
age:

9+

Mattias De Leeuw and I based this story on the oldest folk tale form Japan (The Bamboo Cutter), but we made a very free interpretation. A mysterious girl is born between the bamboo an old couple is living off. She grows up to be the most beautiful young woman and soon she attracts all kinds of suitors, including princes and noblemen. But she has eyes for nobody. Why is that? What is her secret? Mattias created a wonderful and rich graphic novel out, with full colour images on each and everyone of the 260 pages.