Countries: Mack's World of Wonder (Hardcover)

Countries: Mack's World of Wonder By Mack Van Gageldonk Cover Image
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The countries in the world and the people who live in them are all very different. And that's the fun of it In some countries it is often freezing cold, in other countries, every day feels like summer. In Italy people curl spaghetti around their forks, in Japan, they eat noodles with chopsticks. There are tigers in the jungles of Indonesia, and kangaroos jumping around in Australia. And where would you go to find panda bears? In this book, you find out about different countries - and the people who live in them

An informative book - filled to the brim with fun facts - in which people and places from all over the world are shown in beautiful pictures and drawings. For children ages 5 and up.

At Clavis, our focus is on what's best for children. We believe that books play an important role in each new phase in life. Our toddler books are tailored for every stage from 0 to 3 and focus on the five most important themes in their life: daily life, skills, emotions, the world, and language development. The age range and theme of every book in our toddler series can be found on the back cover in the form of a colored train.

About the Author

Mack (1960, the Netherlands) is a graphic designer and illustrator from The Netherlands. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. During his education he made funny and educational cartoons about, among others, penguins and whales. These cartoons were later bought by the 'Diergaarde Blijdorp'-zoo in Rotterdam. By now Mack is a regular illustrator at this animal park and he is the author of several children's books, in which animals often are the lead characters. Mack has a primitive way of drawing. He gets inspired by African art and the paintings of the Australian aboriginals. Both create an immense power by simplifying shapes. Mack wants to combine that powerful simplification with a subtle sense of humour. "In my books I try to teach children something in a funny way," Mack says. "If I draw a penguin, it doesn't matter to me that much how pretty he is or how good of an swimmer he is. What I want to show the most is how baggy he stands on the ice and how funny his walk is. That funny bagginess is what I try to catch in a couple of lines. Only when children can laugh about it, I think to myself: 'Yes, I did it'."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781605372488
ISBN-10: 160537248X
Publisher: Clavis
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: World of Wonder