The Island by Marije Tolman, translation: Ronald Tolman, Marije Tolman
(Lemniscaat USA, 2012, 32 pages)
An exceptional picture book where each spread invites you to invent an extraordinary story or even stories without the need for any text whatsoever. This picture book came about thanks to a unique cooperation between father and daughter. Marije Tolman made the illustrations and her father Ronald Tolman made the etchings that make up the background of The Tree House.
Suitable for all ages, for anyone who wishes to vanish into the world of expectations and astonishment that Marije and her father have created. There is a brown bear who meets a polar bear, there are flamingos passing by and many other exquisitely designed animals. The colours are so magnificent that they will remain on your retina for a long time.