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Klaas Verplancke

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A whimsical look into the mind of one of the world’s most beloved artists

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A man named René floats through the world of his dreams and imagination, fulfilling his desire to become a painter – of apples and hats, apple hats, apple-these and apple-thats. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down.

Inspired by the artwork of René Magritte, these whimsical, subversive illustrations mix everyday objects and words together in ways that are guaranteed to make children laugh and think.

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'The best children's books also get adults thinking and, as an introduction to philosophy and the nature of language, this one certainly does'
RA magazine

'A beautiful and funny introduction to an iconic artist'
Absolutely Mama magazine

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Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 29.8 x 22.8 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 6 October 2016

ISBN: 9780500651032

About the Author

Klaas Verplancke is a Belgian author, illustrator, and professor of illustration. His books have won multiple awards and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times, as well as in dozens of magazines and newspapers throughout Europe. He lives in Brussels.