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Jip and Janneke: Two Kids from Holland
Jip and Janneke, the two most famous tots in the Netherlands, take you on a journey through their country, introducing you to tulip fields and cows, cycling and ice skating and the St. Nicholas celebrations. There are many lovely things to see and experience – which may help explain why Unicef has identified Dutch children as being the happiest in the world.
The illustrations in this book are among the most beautiful that Fiep Westendorp ever made. Her instantly recognisable black-and-white silhouettes are transformed into a world full of coloiur. Together with short explanatory texts, the form a perfect introduction to the Netherlands throughout the four seasons.