Mies van Hout - Surprise
A book for young parents and mothers to be by the illustrator of Happy and Friends
The anticipation, joy, challenges and rewards of parenthood, captured by Happy artist Mies van Hout.
From longing and expecting, via marvelling and nursing, to listening and eventually letting go - Mies van Hout has created a picture book that will conjure a lasting smile on the face of every parent and parent-to-be.
Just as fish expressed the emotions of Happy and monsters big and small portrayed the stages of Friends, Mies van Hout's birds of wonder convey the journey of parenthood with colorful exuberance.
Mies van Hout is the master of expressive, vivid illustration
" Van Hout used wildly expressive fish to illustrate emotions in 2012's Happy. Twelve pairs of equally exuberant monster friends do the job in this excellent companion book, each representing a verb. As in Happy, Van Hout's scribbly, childlike creations are set against a pure black backdrop, letting his neon palette shine all the brighter...Van Hout expertly conveys the emotional peaks and valleys of each friendship."
- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Surprise | author: Mies van Hout | Hardback, 32 pages | 9781935954347 | $17.95