Books by Marieke Nelissen

  • Scratch & Sneeze

    Marieke Nelissen

    | Children's Books | This book has 112 pages

    November 2016

    Scratch and Sneeze are stray cats that live in the basement of an empty house. It is not easy to find food every day. Luckily they get help from a magpie and a shy little pug. They make friends with Oedipuss, who lives in a Greek restaurant, and Truffle and Bonbon, two haughty Siamese. But they keep bumping into Pulley the Terrible, the tomcat who terrorises the whole neighbourhood. He wants to chase the two stray cats away. But Scratch and Sneeze are not going to give up without a fight!

    Press on Scratch & Sneeze:

    ‘Feller proves to be a fluent storyteller who specialises in nimble dialogues that lend themselves to being read aloud to a young audience. ’ – Leeuwarder Courant

    ‘Star of this book is Nelissen, who used a mixture of materials (ink, gouache, watercolour, pencil) for the expressive drawings that are not only illustrative, but can also stand alone. ’ – Leeuwarder Courant

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  • Ollie and the Twisty Animal

    Marieke Nelissen

    | Children's Books | This book has 144 pages

    | Children’s Books | This book has 144 pages

    August 2016


    Ollie is afraid. Afraid of the sea, which took away his parents from him.

    And afraid of his foster parents’ love. One day, Ollie finds an extraordinary animal, Twist. Desperate to keep him, Ollie hides him in the shed. But Twist belongs in the sea and pines away in the shed. Connie the conjurer wants to help him. But can Ollie let Twist go?

    A sad, exciting and funny story with a happy ending that will please every child.

     Press on Ollie and the Twisty Animal

    ‘Children’s books are full of imaginary friends, but Geldof puts a new twist on the concept. ’ – Trouw Letter & Geest

    Ollie and the Twisty Animal is a small, sweet story about attachment issues featuring an imaginary friend who plays a crucial role. ’ –

    ‘A smoothly and expressively written story. […] The detailed design and vivid illustrations in light, bright colours make this a beautiful edition. ’ – NBD Biblion

    Ollie and the Twisty Animal is an affectionate story about grief and overcoming it. ’ –

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