Letters to Anyone and Everyone (Hardcover)
One of my favorite family read-alouds, now out in a beautiful oversized, illustrated edition.
Award-winning author Toon Tellegen has whipped up an enchanting collection of short stories, all centered on a series of poetic letters written by his animal protagonists. These fantastic, dreamlike, and even philosophical tales conjure up a world where the creatures of the earth can send mail to the sun (and get an answer); where you can actually write a letter to a letter; and where just writing something down can make it come true.Jessica Ahlberg's alluring artwork captures the unique spirit of the whimsical, charming fables.
Toon Tellegen is one of Holland's most celebrated writers for both children and adults. He started his literary career as a poet, and began writing for children in the mid-1980s. In his dreamlike animal stories, Toon explores his fascination with the incomprehensible and unpredictable side of human behavior. A doctor for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in Amsterdam.