Books by Bibi Dumon Tak

SCOUT'S HEAVEN by Bibi Dumon Tak
Released: April 5, 2018

"This unusual look at a beloved pet's death may be helpful to some families. (Picture book. 6-8)"
First published in the Netherlands, this story deals with the death of a large, black dog named Scout and how the three children in Scout's family experience and ultimately accept her death. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Those children who do connect with Dumon Tak's sweet, quiet tale are likely to find it will resonate deeply. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Inspired by a visit to a donkey sanctuary on the island of Corfu, this Dutch import offers a glimpse of a far-off land and a gentle lesson on caring for animals. Read full book review >
SOLDIER BEAR by Bibi Dumon Tak
by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Readers of any age do not need to know anything about the complicated history of the Polish free forces or even World War II to enjoy this tale of 'a friend and a mascot who made the war easier to bear.' (Historical fiction. 9 & up)"
A bear cub purchased by a pair of Polish free soldiers in the Iranian desert in 1942 becomes a private in the Polish army, a member of the 22nd Transport Company and an active participant in the war in Italy. Read full book review >