A particularly successful picture book from the makers of 'Oskar'
One day Basiel gets a pigeon from his grandfather. '' Take good care of him, he will always return home '', Grandpa claims. Basiel goes to work with the animal and Duif becomes a real hero. But Basiel wants more. Increasingly...
This endearing picture book full of stratification and subtle details is a must-have for young and old. For earlier work, Jacques & Lise received a Global Illustration Award.
The duo previously made the beautiful wordless picture book 'Oskar' together.
The makers, the duo Jacques and Lise, are graphic designers, which can be seen in this oblong picture book “Duif” with artistic illustrations, in which the colors are played very atmospherically. In each illustration, over an entire spread, there is one basic color that also acts as a background. The story has a nice structure, where the wish of Basiel is getting bigger until the moment that the pigeon can no longer fulfill it. The illustrator has shown the life course of Basiel very nicely, with the drawing becoming more blurred as he gets older. The course of life is also represented as appearances of the moon, with the moon eventually changing into a feather. A particularly successful picture book from the makers of 'Oskar' (2016).