The most wonderful book for anyone who is expecting a child, or already has one…
Just as she captured a rainbow of emotions in Happy and the stages of friendship in Friends, Mies van Hout has now turned her talents to the special bond between parent and child. From hoping and expecting to caring, from playing to finally letting go, Mies van Hout has created a picture book that will elicit
smiles from every parent or parent-to-be. The book has everything: enchantment, beautiful wonder and a gentle subtext of melancholy. It is the beauty of living created in the inimitable style of Mies van Hout: vulnerable and yet strong as life itself.

‘Van Hout shows her finesse in ingenious compositions and her ability to convey expression in what could be blank avian eyes.’ – New York Times
‘Extraordinary colors and single words describe the journey of bird parents and children. While certainly a work that will appeal to parents, it will also delight children with the profusion of color and the single words illustrated with so much energy and imagination.’ – Kirkus (Starred Review)

  • Picture Book | 32 pages | 24,2 x 29,6 cm
  • Verrassing
  • Hoogland & Van Klaveren
  • aracari (German)
  • Borim Press (Korean)
  • Dyvorga (Ukrainian)
  • Il Castello (Italian)
  • minedition (French)
  • Pajama Press (English - North America)