An excellent answer…

I just love this new book from NZ publisher Book Island, one of several locals publishing outstanding foreign children’s books in English.
The Big Question by Belgian author Leen van den Berg is just beautiful: fey and peculiar and wonderfully illustrated by Kaatje Vermeire. Surreal and dreamlike, this is appealing to thoughtful children and design-minded adults and the story is just on the borderline of disturbing – in a good way: The elephant has an important question and everyone has their own answer for her. The ant hears them all, but is she really listening?


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