Maranke Rinck & Martijn van der Linden
Trim size: : 25 x 25 cm | 0 pages
A boy plays with tangram. He uses the pieces to lay a cat – a wonderful cat of course; you can leave that up to Martijn van der Linden. But the cat feels lonely…
Suddenly I understood the cat.
‘You want someone to play with!’ I said.
The cat still didn’t say anything.
But I knew I was right.
Now tangram isn’t easy. The boy thinks he’s laying down a new cat, but it turns out to be a dog, which chases after the cat. A new try turns out to be a crocodile – not what you would call a nice friend!
The cat has to put up with a lot before the boy gets a really good idea. He lays down himself! Now they can play together.
Artist couple Martijn and Maranke constantly reinvent themselves. In Tangram Cat, they surpass themselves yet again. All pictures in the book can be made with the tangram game that is included at the back.
Quotes from the press
‘The best picture book of 2016.’ ‘Perfect interplay of text and illustrations… Refreshing, exciting and fun.’
– national newspaper de Volkskrant ‘Besides being incredibly clever and visually stunning, it’s also hugely enjoyable’
– national newspaper nrc Handelsblad
– national newspaper Trouw Trouw
‘The best picture book of 2016.’
‘Perfect interplay of text and illustrations… Refreshing, exciting and fun.’
Maranke Rinck studied music and dance in secondary school. She graduated in ‘interactive skills’ and now teaches people who are going to be teachers. She also writes stories.
Martijn van der Linden studied illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He works for several publishers as designer and illustrator.