Books by Loes Riphagen

  • Kiss-Kiss Crocodile

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 32 pages

    September 2016

    Sold to: Germany (Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag)

    * English translation * Dutch pdf *

    PICTURE BOOK BY TWO AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS

    GREAT BEDTIME BOOK TO READ TO YOUR CHILD WHO REFUSES TO SLEEP

    FOR KIDS WHO ARE AFRAID OF THE DARK OR JUST TOO WIDE AWAKE TO SLEEP

    Tim can’t sleep. Strange noises are keeping him awake. There are animals hiding in his bedroom: Pig-O-Tales, Tuck-Me-In Tiger and Cuddalo-Buffalo. These special animals help to make Tim feel sleepy. Still, it takes a goodnight kiss from the Kiss-kiss Crocodile for him to fall soundly asleep.

    Reviews of Kiss-Kiss Crocodile:
    ‘Plot, illustrations and words make a sophisticated and balanced whole’ – Flemish book magazine De Leeswelp

    ‘A wonderful book that you close with a smile’ – Leestafel.info

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  • Craft Your Own Animal Characters

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 40 pages

    September 2016

    WINNER OF THE SILVER EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARD 2016

    CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR CRAFTING THE ANIMAL CHARACTERS IN A TRUNK FOR A NOSE YOURSELF

    CREATIVE FUN FOR ALL AGES

    Loes Riphagen has caught the eye of a wide audience with her beautiful picture book A Trunk for a Nose. The reviews were enthusiastic and praised her extraordinary collage technique. In this instruction book, Loes takes the reader through her method step by step. Do your own cutting and pasting like a proper artist and then act out A Trunk for a Nose with the animals that you’ve created!

    Reviews of A Trunk for a Nose:
    ‘With A Trunk for a Nose the popular illustrator Loes Riphagen created something utterly unique.’- Dutch weekly Margriet

    ‘Not just a book, but rather a work of art. The unique design and clever illustrations make this book a must-have.’- Kinderboekenpraatjes.nl, talking about kids’ books

    ‘A story full of humour and with an abundance of visual stimuli in a luxurious edition that children will reach for over and over again.’- Pluizuit.be, reviews of children’s books

    ‘Surprising, refreshing and beautiful; a book so exceptional you can’t stop picking it up. A real gem.’ – Boekenbijlage.nl, book reviews

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  • A Trunk for a Nose

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 44 pages

    December 2015

    Sold to: Germany (Bohem Verlag), France (Didier Jeunesse), China (Ginkgo Beijing Book Co.), Spain (Ediciones Takatuka)

    * English translation available *

    WINNER OF THE SILVER EUROPEAN DESIGN AWAD 2016 AND THE HONG KONG PRINT AWARDS

    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AT THE GOLDEN PINWHEEL YOUNG ILLUSTRATORS COMPETITION

    Curious Little Elephant asks the forest animals many questions. When he asks Crocodile a question, he gets bitten in the nose. All the forest animals gather to pull him free, but as a result Little Elephant’s nose stretches out into a long trunk. He is very sad until he discovers that having such a long trunk for a nose is not so bad after all.

    Reviews of A Trunk for a Nose:
    ‘This is art. The coulisse effect is magnificent […].No trouble or expense was spared and the result is impressive: this is a picturebook to marvel at. A Trunk for a Nose is an innovative and joyous picture book.’ – Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

    ‘A picture book of magnificent design, climaxing in a spectacular gate-fold.’- Dutch newspaper Trouw

    ‘With A Trunk for a Nose the popular illustrator Loes Riphagen created something deeply unique.’ – magazine Margriet

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  • Wrinkle

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 40 pages

    September 2014

    Sold to: China (Petrel Publishing House), Taiwan (Here and Now Books)

    * English translation available *

    Wrinkle the dog is very happy with its owner. He is a lucky fellow to have Wrinkle by his side. But is he really? The owner is much too proper for Wrinkle and is annoyed by the dog’s wellmeant actions. One day, the owner decides he’s had enough and he puts Wrinkle out with the rubbish. Wrinkle thinks he’s going on a lovely holiday.

    Views:

    ‘A Dutch illustrator who goes her own way unperturbedly and has built up a unique oeuvre over the past few years.’ JaapLeest.nl, reviews of children’s books

    ‘Each time there are new discoveries to be made.’ Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad

     

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  • Zzz

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 32 pages

    October 2013

    Sold to: China (Heilongjiang)

    THE PICTURE BOOK OF THE 2013 CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK

    Zzz is about Little Mister’s unlucky day. His bike is stolen, his soup is burnt and his hamster dies. When he goes to sleep feeling bad, he dreams about being chased by creepy monsters. But as soon as he manages to tear himself out of this nightmare, one dream adventure follows another. Little Mister rescues a kidnapped princess, scores a goal in an important football match and is even able to fly. When he wakes up the next day he’s ready to take on the world!

    Views:
    ‘A Dutch illustrator who goes her own way unperturbedly and has built up a unique oeuvre over the past few years.’ – JaapLeest.nl, reviews of children’s books

    Zzz is a book that will keep you busy for a long time.’ Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf

    ‘Each time there are new discoveries to be made.’ Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad

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  • Buzz Off, Bluebottle

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 32 pages

    March 2013

    Sold to: China (Petrel Publishing House)

    NOMINATED FOR THE EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARD 2014

    Don’t you just hate bluebottles? If they haven’t got their horrid legs in your food, they drive you crazy with their buzzing. And the one in Buzz Off, Bluebottle! really is a pest.
    As usual with Loes Riphagen’s books, there’s plenty to see and laugh at. A five-part story that ends with a bang!

    Reviews of Loes Riphagen’s work:
    ‘The illustrations are very funny… Children will fall for the story and the comically depicted characters.’ – 4 stars, Goodreads.com

    ‘The colourful and cheerful illustrations are striking because of their liveliness and humour.’ – De Recensent, art and culture reviews

    ‘It’s hard not to like her infectious, slightly unruly sense of humour.’ – Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant

    ‘Once again one is struck by Riphagen’s unique imagination.’ – Jaapleest.nl, reviews of children’s books

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  • The Yellow Elephant

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 40 pages

    July 2012

    Sold to: China (Heilongjiang)

    A HUMOROUS STORY ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

    The yellow elephant is busy travelling the world collecting yellow stuff. He’s not even interested in his best friend mouse anymore, who desperately tries to get his attention. When elephant’s obsession for collecting gets completely out of control and he tries to grab the sun, he finally realises how important mouse is to him.

    Reviews of Loes Riphagen’s work:
    ‘The illustrations are very funny… Children will fall for the story and the comically depicted characters.’ – 4 stars, Goodreads.com

    ‘The colourful and cheerful illustrations are striking because of their liveliness and humour.’ – De Recensent, art and culture reviews

    ‘It’s hard not to like her infectious, slightly unruly sense of humour.’ – Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant

    ‘Once again one is struck by Riphagen’s unique imagination.’ – Jaapleest.nl, reviews of children’s books

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  • Superheroes

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 40 pages

    November 2011

    Sold to: Germany (Gerstenberg), China (Heilongjiang)

    * English sample translation available *

    FEATURED TITLE OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 2011

    OVER 9.500 COPIES SOLD IN THE NETHERLANDS WITHIN SIX MONTHS

    Superheroes are here and there and everywhere. And they’re always trying to help people. To do this, superheroes make things go wrong… which can be very annoying: you step in dog-doo, get stung by a wasp, or you’re late for school. Yet if superheroes hadn’t caused these small mishaps, things might have gone totally wrong!

    Reviews of Loes Riphagen’s work:
    ‘A joyful celebration to read and look at’ – Dutch newspaper Trouw

    ‘Humorous and highly imaginative’ – NBD Biblion, services for libraries, schools, bookstores

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  • Mini Witches

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 40 pages

    September 2011

    Sold to: Slovenia (KUD Sodobnost), China (Petrel Publishing House)

    * English sample translation available *

    UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN AN GOLDEN PENNANT-WINNING AUTHOR AND PRIZE-WINNING ILLUSTRATOR
    The mini witches work their magical spells every day and yet nothing changes in the forest. Disillusioned and bored they hang their brooms in the willow trees. But how can there be thumb dwarfs living nearby in the forest who never seem to be bored? The mini witches decide to find out…

    ‘We’re collectors,’ the thumb dwarfs tell them.
    ‘And when you collect something, you never get bored.’
    ‘Something? What sort of things then?’
    ‘Small things. Rare things. Things that are hard to catch…’

    Reviews of Loes Riphagen’s work:
    ‘One of the few truly notable Dutch illustrators at this moment. […] Anyone who has laughed uncontrollably while reading Superheroes will not be disappointed by Mini Witches.’ – 5 stars, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant

    ‘A joyful celebration to read and look at’ – Dutch newspaper Trouw

    ‘Humorous and highly imaginative’ – NBD Biblion, services for libraries, schools, bookstores

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  • Animals Home Alone

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 32 pages

    September 2009

    Sold to: United States (Seven Footer Press), Germany (Boje), Denmark (Turbine), Russia (Samokat), China (Heilongjiang), Latvia (Jãnis Roze)

    WINNER OF THE FLAG & PENNANT 2010

    SELECTED FOR THE WHITE RAVENS 2010

    A FEATURED TITLE OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 2010

    What do your pets do when you’re away from home? In this house they grab their chance: right away the cat starts phoning and for once the fish wants to leave his bowl. The bear climbs out of his painting and falls deeply asleep on the sofa. The dog tries on all the shoes he can find and the yellow elephant gathers up – need you ask? – yellow things. And what are the pig and the bird up to? Where are the moths and the rabbit? The room is turned upside down. Can you find all the differences? A book to look at again and again: you’ll discover something new each time!

    Reviews of Loes Riphagen’s work:
    ‘Fresh and unique’ – NBD Biblion, services for libraries, schools, bookstores

    ‘A wordless romp offering many laughs for observant eyes on repeated readings’- Kirkus Reviews

    ‘Really awesome. I love this book. It’s just so funny.’ – Bookie Woogie cultural education centre

    ‘Gorgeous’ – Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

    ‘Deserves a broad public’ – Lezen, magazine for literature education

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  • Bedroom Beasties

    Loes Riphagen

    | Children's Books | This book has 40 pages

    September 2008

    Sold to: Germany (Gerstenberg), France (Clochette), Denmark (Turbine), Slovenia (KUD Sodobnost)

    * English sample translation available *

    NOMINATED FOR THE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE PRIZE

    CONTAINS 26 NEW ANIMAL SPECIES: ONE FOR EACH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET

    Do you sometimes wake up with knots in your hair? Then there’s a Kissemmee hiding somewhere in your bedroom. Oh, you’ve never heard of this animal?! Then you’d better read this book to find out what other crazy critters might call your house home.

    Reviews of Loes Riphagen’s work:
    ‘Fresh and unique’ – NBD Biblion, services for libraries, schools, bookstores

    ‘A wordless romp offering many laughs for observant eyes on repeated readings’- Kirkus Reviews

    ‘Really awesome. I love this book. It’s just so funny.’ – Bookie Woogie cultural education centre

    ‘Gorgeous’ – Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

    ‘Deserves a broad public’ – Lezen, magazine for literature education

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