A new day at the farm The chickens are laying eggs. The cows are giving milk. And Chick? Chick can do something very special. Hug Follow along as Chick brightens all the animals' day with a hug. It is a sweet reminder about making time to just be present for each other and doing little things to spread kindness.
A cute book full of farm animals and hugs. For sweet readers ages 30 months and up, with a focus on the child's world.
Author: Mack Van Gageldonk
Binding Type: Board Book
Size: 8.60h x 8.20w x 0.60d
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
School Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 66
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 immense power by simplifying shapes. Mack wants to combine that powerful simplification with a subtle sense of humor.
"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 a 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'."