Warning! Unfold this book for scary dino saur surprises! Two brothers set off on a pretend expedition to find dinosaurs. Of course, everyone knows dinos don''t exist, so there''s no need to be scared - or is there? T he reader soon see s the brothers climb through rocks that are really dinosaur teeth and mountains that are sharp dinosaur horns . Then, as each page unfolds, the landscape reveals itself to be full of dinosaurs! Mark Janssen''s plays visual tricks with scale. He creates a world of bold colourful illustrations where nothing is quite what it seems. Watch out and look closer ... that tree or hill might be a dinosaur, too.
Island est un nouvel album sans texte de Mark Janssen. Une petit garçon et son père prenne refuge sur le dos d'une tortue géante et voyagent ainsi à travers les océans. A partir de 4 ans.
Aron is on his way home from school. In class the children talked about what they want to become. Everyone seemed to know, except Aron. Now he can't stop fretting about it. Then Dad tells Aron that some children are Thinkers, who simply love to think about stuff. And then there are the Doers, who can't sit still for even a minute. They're the ones who become firemen, or builders. And then there are ... Aron looks around to see the trees and the clouds, and he hears all the sounds - and everything turns into one big, wonderful world. Aron is a Dreamer.
The little boy Babu looks for signs from his grandmother, who has passed away. She told him that she would always be near to him, even after her death. Is Grandma in that cool breeze, in the river or in a tree? Babu slowly realises that Grandma is everywhere and that 'little pieces of the dearest face of all' can be found in lots of places. As he moves through his grief, he can start to get on with his life, going to school and playing with his friends. Always Nearby tells an evocative and tranquil story about bereavement, in which life slowly regains colour. Illustrator Mark Janssen took inspiration for this picture book from his trips to Nepal, as can be seen in his pictures of temples, souvenir shops and, above all, the expanses of nature. The pictures were made entirely with black pencil and are striking in their detail and subtlety. The variation in shades of grey creates an almost mystical atmosphere. Reviewers have described the illustrations as 'fabulously beautiful' and 'staggeringly precise'.