Friends by Mies Van Hout

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Happy was an international hit that showed off Mies van Hout's uncanny ability to convey feelings with her vibrant illustrations.With Friends she goes one step further and shows emotional interactions. Just as she made the fish of Happy uniquely hers, here she uses monsters to show different situations--they cuddle, laugh, play, but they also fight, tease and more--making the images recognizable for little monsters of all ages.

About Mies Van Hout

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Mies van Hout (1962) studied at the Arts Academy in Groningen, where she majored in graphic design. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1989. Over the years, she illustrated quite a lot of children's books. Her illustrations are cheerful and witty, painted skillfully and distinctly. For Lemniscaat USA, Mies van Hout illustrated Brave Ben, The Child Cruncher, Lovey and Dovey and Mine!
Published April 1, 2013 by Lemniscaat USA. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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With only a dozen or so words and spectacular images, van Hout captures the landscape of friendship for toddlers through teens and beyond.

Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Friends

Publishers Weekly

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Van Hout used wildly expressive fish to illustrate emotions in 2012’s Happy. Twelve pairs of equally exuberant monster friends do the job in this excellent companion book, each representing a verb. As

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Friends

PreS-Gr 2—A dozen words describe the various feelings and actions that friends sometimes experience. Colorful childlike drawings of two monsters or other funny-looking creatures inhabit each spread. Done in ink and oil pastels, the rough-hewn illustrations o

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Friends

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