Picturebook

2018
Uitgeverij Gottmer
ISBN 9789025769543
Together with illustrator Benjamin Leroy

Awards and nominations

Shortlist Boekenpauw 2019

translations

Chinese PHEI Xue Li 
Danish Skrækkelige Rikke Lamberth Torben Lamberth 
French Suzie Zanie Père Fouettard Annette Eskénazi 
Italian Susi Sinnos Laura Pignatti

 

Suzy takes up drawing

In ‘Suzy Takes Up Drawing’, Suzy throws herself headlong into her new hobby. Dog has to pose forher for hours on end. And as we have come to expect from her, it does not take long before herdrawing gets out of control.

About the series
Together with illustrator Benjamin Leroy, Jaap devised and made four books about Suzy Doozy.
Why is there not yet a book about a smelly finger? Or a pair of scissors hungry to cut. And why are there so many rules in a swimming pool?

First of all, there was her name: Suzy Doozy. Jaap and Benjamin immediately knew who this girl was. Suzy always thinks up fantastic games her dog friend has to participate in. She has a fantasy that flows seamlessly into everyday life. Suzy never wants to give kisses, except with a mouth full of waffle crumbs. She’s one of those kids that know a syrup waffle fits perfectly into a CD player.
As with all their books, illustrator and writer worked together intensively, so that text and drawing constantly inspire each other, making it impossible to say who thought up what, because it’s combined effort. Meanwhile Suzy has many fans and there are even real Suzy Doozy festivals.

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