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Nadir & Zenith in the world of Escher

Nadir and Zenith arrive at a place that is so weird they don't know whether it's real or not. Having become curious, they explore further. Thus they end up deeper and deeper into the strange world of Mr. Escher. He even helps them to find the way there. Or is it the other way around?

Leopold publishers / museum Escher in the Palace, 2019
Full colour, 32 pag. 24,5 x 31 cm.
ISBN: 978 90 258 7692 0 - Prijs: € 15,99

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  • CPNB Vlag en Wimpel (Flying colours) for illustrations - 2012
  • CPNB Ziveren griffel (Silver slate) for text - 2012
  • Biennale of Bratislava Golden apple - 2011

Coppernickel goes Mondrian

Mr. Quickstep is looking for the future. Coppernickel says you don't need to, as the future will arrive anyway. But the future Mr. Quickstep is after hasn't even been thought of yet. Left behind, Coppernickel worries that he will miss out if he doesn't follow Mr. Quickstep, so he sets off to find the new future...

Enchanted Lion Books New York - 2011
Written and illustrated by Wouter van Reek
Full color throughout
40 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59270-119-3
8 1/8" x 8 1/8"

Coppernickel - The Invention

When Coppernickel finds an empty page at the end of a book of inventions, he sets out to invent a machine for picking high-hanging elderberries. But his invention gets out of hand...

Enchanted Lion Books New York - 2008
Written and illustrated by Wouter van Reek
28 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59270-100-1
7.875 x 7.875"

Awards: Reviews: Citations:
  • There is always something to discover, no matter how many times you’ve read it (...) And, most wonderful of all, the discoveries come from the young readers themselves, as they study the details of the drawings, find their own humour in the cartoons and develop their own angles on the stories, so simple that they do not get in the way yet so rich that there is room for identification and personal elaboration. This is storytelling at its best.
    Pablo Toledo, Buenos Aires Herald, june 2010
  • Coppernickel ... Pure Magic! This is one of those books that I want to buy for every child I know! It is all here: imagination, humor, just a bit of danger, quirky illustrations, and a story line that gives children credit for being bright enough to understand multiple levels of graphic representation.
    Leah van Belle, Of Cabbages & Kings
  • The eclectic mix of visual simplicity and detail combined with straightforward text results in a timeless tale of imagination and friendship that children will be drawn to and enjoy again and again.
    SLJ, Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, MD
  • This is a very delightful picture book, especially for the creative mind that is detail oriented.
    Jan the Book Lady