I love books. I used to slay books like I slay wine right now. But there’s a lack of time. Probably because I’m up to my ears in this little family I made. Happy ears and tired wine slaying ears (but that’s another blog post). So instead of reading Paulo Coelho and Jill Mansel, I read Annie MG Schmidt and Jon Klassen. Every single evening J picks two books. We squeeze ourselves into her toddler bed and as soon as I start reading she relaxes. It’s also the best cure when she’s sad or stressed. She even tries to read to herself or to her sister. I should have called her Matilda. That’s why it’s more than appropriate to start a book item here, to share our favourites once a month. Kicking off with ‘De dierenwereld van Europa‘ or ‘Wildlife of Europe’ by Amy Hamilton for Juniqe.
Breathtaking and delicate illustrated animals. And not only the ones you know from the zoo. Also less known creatures with beautiful colours or weird habits. Like a little encyclopedia for kids. J’s favourites? A pink olm. Yeah that’s right. A slimy salamander. But it’s pink and Amy drew it perfectly beautiful.
And because we’re kicking off and we like this book so much, we’re giving two away (well, Juniqe is). It’s available in English, Dutch, German and French. So if you like to have a chance, just leave a comment down here and we’ll pick one of you this sunday at 7pm (Arnhem time).