Joke van Leeuwen collected 50 beautiful poems for children by Dutch-language poets who made their debut after 1945, for example by Annie M.G. Schmidt until now. Each poem has a drawing, each by a different illustrator. All but two drawings are brand new and made especially for this book. This anthology thus offers a beautiful sample of Dutch poetry for children and of modern illustration art in the Netherlands and Flanders.
I was asked to illustrate a poem by Dorus Vrede, a Surinamese poet, writer and singer.