Saturday, 27 August 2011
A is for anchor and Z is for sailor, in Dutch that is. Het Zeemans-ABC (The Sailor’s ABC) is a children’s picture book written by Nienke Denekamp and illustrated by myself. Published as a Gouden Boekje, a Dutch Little Golden Book, it will be launched on the 5th of October, 2 pm, at Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam.
A number of original paintings for the book will be on show in the museum shop from October ’til the end of the year. The museum has been closed for renovations for four years, and its grand reopening comes a few days before our book launch, on the 2nd of October. I visited the museum with Nienke shortly before it closed; it’s very nice that our little book can be a part of the reopening celebrations.
This little book has been some years underway, so if you’re in Amsterdam on October 5th, I hope you’ll meet us at Het Scheepvaartmuseum to celebrate making it to port!