* full English translation *
BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARIEKE NELISSEN, WINNER OF THE ILLUSTRATION CONTEST 2015
Everybody picks on Bing. The other children are all mean to him. Wolf is the worst of all. He hangs Bing from a tree by his braces, or throws him into the ditch, so the others shriek with laughter.
Mum and Dad try to comfort Bing. Mummy tells him to take no notice. Dad, on the other hand, tells him to stick up for himself. But none of that helps. Then Bing has a great idea. Will it help? You bet!
Press on Bing’s Notes:
‘A beautiful book that will give children hope and shows that bullying is completely unacceptable.’ – Nederlands Dagblad
‘Never before have I seen a picture book that tries to tackle bullying in such a positive way. […] Beautiful illustrations and brilliant text that can help all adults talk to children about “how to combat bullying”.’ – Libris
‘Sweet picture book on a difficult topic.’ – HebbanContact us
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOUTERTJE PIETERSE PRIZE FOR BEST DUTCH CHILDREN’S BOOK RELEASED IN 2016
HIGHLIGHTED BY THE DUTCH FOUNDATION FOR LITERATURE
ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARTIJN VAN DER LINDEN
* Dutch pdf *
Sem is an orphan who wanders near King Solomon’s palace with his dog Tripod. When he gets a job at the palace, he witnesses the disappearance of King Solomon’s ring. A short time later, the king starts to behave very strangely. What is going on? Slowly but surely, Sem manages to solve the mystery and another surprise awaits him…
Lida Dijkstra immerses her readers in a magical oriental world full of dreams and demons, angels and miracles.
PRESS ON LIDA DIJKSTRA AND STORIES FOR THE FOX BROTHERS:
‘By playing with an age-old story, making up new stories and giving the characters in the story even more stories to tell, Lida Dijkstra has made her own story.’ – LEESFEEST.NL
PRESS ON MARTIJN VAN DER LINDEN AND VOTE FOR THE OKAPI :
‘Possibly the Netherlands’ best animal illustrator’ – JAAPLEEST.NL
Rights sold: Petrel Publishing House (Simplified Chinese)
THE ANIMAL FARM BOOKS HAVE SOLD OVER 50.000 COPIES TO DATE
Together with the other animals, Ricky Rooster runs the Animal Farm. One day, he has great news: he is going to be a father. Of not ten, not twenty, but thirty chicks! But how do you tell all those little yellow chicks apart? And how do you stop them destroying the Animal Farm?
So Twiddleybit and Twiddleybob
knitted thirty sweaters,
cable-knit with dots and stripes
and diamonds, even better.
Gertrude stitched on numbers
and Tim Tomcat put them on.
‘This is how we tell them apart,’
said Ricky Rooster. ‘It really is spot on!’
In masterful sentences and with a healthy dose of humour, Lida Dijkstra has written a wonderful rhyming counting book. The lively illustrations are provided by Golden Paintbrush winner Alice Hoogstad.
Press on Chicks on the Animal Farm:
‘The picture book Chicks on the Animal Farm demonstrates once again the power of rhythmic rhyme. Many children will appreciate this interesting, recognisable story with a touch of humour.’ – Nederlands Dagblad
‘A cheerful book for spring that invites young children to count the chicks on each page. The flowing rhyming text is rhythmic and fast-paced.’ – NBD Biblion
‘You won’t be able to get enough of Welcome to the Animal Farm. The rhyming text and illustrations are constantly surprising and will bring a smile to your face every time!’ – LEESFEEST.NL
‘Welcome to the Animal Farm is a comic story with a variety of animals in the leading role. The funny drawings in particular, complete the picture.’ – BOEKREVIEWS.NL
‘In this oblong picture book the attractive and colourful painted illustrations, finished with pen and coloured pencil, come into their own. […] The text in rhymed quatrains is perfect for reading aloud.’ – NBD BIBLION