“Diepzeedokter Diederik”, Winner Childjury - till 6 years 2009
Every day, Diepzeedokter Diederik keeps consulting hours from his submarine. Because the ocean is one big blue waterquake room full of fish and other marine animals. Doctor Diederik takes care of everyone with a smile. But one day he is in trouble himself. Is there anybody who can help him?
Diepzeedokter Diederik delivers the ocean every day with his submarine to help animals in need: Seagull horse can not see well, Shark has toothache, Octopus pain on his arms and Whale is depressed. When Diederik is in trouble, the animals, in turn, help the doctor to shore again. This large picture book (higher than A4) is mainly due to the surprising illustrations. On a smooth mint-green background, some bright colors are used: white plus nuances of gray, green, red. The figures thus seem to float in space (the ocean). The illustrations of the animals and the submarine with the doctor in there have a three-dimensional character by the illustration technique; The figures are expressively displayed with big bowl eyes. Every situation with an animal gets two pages; The submarine shows a "lasting first aid kit" with all sorts of special attributes. The text is in a few lines in the illustration: the style is straightforward and simple. This cared, humorously written and designed picture book will certainly appeal to children.