maandag 11 oktober 2010

kinderboekenweek - week of children's books

This week it's the week of children's books and a lot of activities are taking place. In bookstore "Pretletters" in Hilversum I will be making drawings of my animal-designs, and children can colour them at the spot! Exciting to be doing this for the first time, it will be this Saturday at the end of the morning.

As a child I was always reading, visiting the library every Wednesday and exchanging books with friends. My favourites were:
* Kameleon-series
* Olijke tweeling
* poetry by Lea Smulders

Recently I am more into illustrations, since I am also working on a small children's book with my mom... I found this book of Swiebertje at the thrift store, bought it for the lovely illustrations by Marjolein uit den Bogaard.

I did some google-search on her and found out that she is the daughter of the writer of Swiebertje, and after her marriage she was called Marjolein Bastin, the very famous Dutch illustrator! Amazing because these pictures are so different from the work she is doing now. And I also found that they (father and daughter) were living at Loenen ad Vecht, which is only a stone's throw away from where I live.

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