Books by Mies van Hout

FRIENDS by Mies van Hout
Released: April 1, 2013

"Like the earlier Happy (2012), this conveys emotional heft and arresting images in an appealing, child-size package. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With only a dozen or so words and spectacular images, van Hout captures the landscape of friendship for toddlers through teens and beyond. Read full book review >
HAPPY  by Mies van Hout
Released: April 1, 2012

"Along with the azure-and-sky-blue ovoid fish at the end, readers will pronounce themselves, in yellow, white and green letters, 'delighted.' (Picture book. 4-10)"
Beautiful, vibrant fish—although not ones found in nature—illustrate emotions in this art piece for children and for adults translated from the Dutch. Read full book review >
LOVEY AND DOVEY by Elle van Lieshout
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"The resolution may well bring pause to adults, but children will respond to its daffy logic and celebrate along with the lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsome prison fable from the Netherlands. Read full book review >
THE CHILD CRUNCHER by Mathilde Stein
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even younger and more sensitive children will be left smiling by this droll, if brief, import. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boring day brightens right up for a young lass when she's kidnapped by a hulking brute on a horse and carried off to a distant cave. Read full book review >
MINE! by Mathilde Stein
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A good vocabulary builder for over-possessive children and a worthy peace-mongering strategy for their siblings and caregivers to boot. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Engaging illustrations carry this import beyond the utilitarian modeling of socialization skills—though it does that too. Read full book review >
BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >