The best books for travelling in different or strange circumstances

Yoeri Slegers Author Of Crocodile's Crossing: A Search for Home
By Yoeri Slegers

The Books I Picked & Why

The Umbrella

By Ingrid Schubert, Dieter Schubert

The Umbrella

Why this book?

I'm always attracted to drawings first. So a book with only drawings and your imagination is a plus for me. It's about a little black dog that finds a red umbrella that takes it around the world. With enough drawings designed to reel you in.


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The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business

By Werner Holzwarth, Wolf Erlbruch

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business

Why this book?

I always write a humour story next to my more adult or serious topics. If people ask me what's a funny one it's my top pic. One day a mole wakes up, sticks his head out of the ground and get a pile of poo on it's head. The journey to find the culprit is hilarious and makes me laugh every single time.


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Little Monkey

By Marta Altes

Little Monkey

Why this book?

If you're small you have to prove yourself even more. I am 1.94m tall. My wife is 1.5. So I have first-hand experience. But like in real life, you don't need to prove anything. Being small or the smallest doesn't matter to the people who love you.


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A River

By Marc Martin

A River

Why this book?

Once again a wordless picture book. But the style of graphic and college art just blew my away. You'll get lost in this one. Everything seems possible and you'll want to go to the places he depicts. Without using words you'll want to discover how the story ends.


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Island

By Mark Janssen

Island

Why this book?

A dear colleague of mine, a few years back he decided to just go for it. He used all his experience and did stuff he never did before. The result, an explosion of colour and beautiful use of different techniques. These pictures just keep on giving and giving. Every time you'll spot something new. Once again wordless, but children necessarily don't need words to understand a story.


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