Lemniscaat

Picture Books

isbn:978-1-886910-06-5

: Anke de Vries

illustrator: Ilja Walraven

My Elephant Can Do Almost Anything

A sophisticated artistic picture book that came about thanks to collaboration between artist Ilja Walraven and author Anke de Vries. Large pictures in strong, intense colours against a black background show us what this particular elephant is capable of: he can stand on a balloon or on a 79 coffeepot, and can even walk a tightrope. Inspired by Ilja Walraven's paintings,

Anke de Vries has written an attractive, playful story. The charmingly pure elephant is very appealing. Punch line of the story: "my elephant can do almost anything... he just can't do without me!"

Rights sold to France, Germany, Italy, Korea, U.S.A.

Reviews

"What a delight - a picture-book collaboration in the best sense of the term."
-Kirkus Reviews

"De Vries' text bubbles with the pride, wonderment and exaggeration that make children's storytelling efforts so endearing."
-Publishers Weekly

"The artist provides the images, but only when they stir the spectator's fantasy and power of imagination, only then can they come alive, and that's what happens in this book."
- Barneveldse Krant

other books by Anke de Vries:

Belledonne Room 16
Belledonne Room 16
Bruises
Bruises
Grey Mouse
Grey Mouse
Piggy's Birthday Dream
Piggy's Birthday Dream
Raf
Raf