Winner Silver Pencil 2009
Winner Leespluim 2009 (Children’s Book of the Month)
Crook lives in prison with Copper. Copper is happy about that. There is only one problem: sometimes Crook escapes. And then he plays crooked tricks…
Crook has escaped yet again. He has stolen all the glue from the school and stuck the children and the teacher to the playground.
Of course, Copper wants to catch Crook. Will he succeed?
‘A highly original picture book in which the clever text of the slapstick story is not a word too long, letting the illustrations speak for themselves. There is a lot to see in the dynamic illustrations in various sizes, which wouldn’t look out of place in a cartoon.’ – The Golden Pencil jury report on Copper and Crook
‘There is no end to the imagination of picture book creators Tjibbe Veldkamp and Kees de Boer. A joy to read aloud and hunt for Crook together.’ – de Volkskrant
‘Delightfully mischievous and infectious.’ – pluizer.be
‘Comedic flair.’ – Leeuwarder Courant
‘High-quality slapstick.’ – jaapleest.nl