Jip & Janneke two kids from Holland
20 May 2012. For over than thirty years, Jip and Janneke have been the Netherlands' most beloved preschoolers. They are best friends who play together, argue, get into mischief and eat far many sweets. Written by Annie Schmidt and illustrated by Fiep Westendorp, Jip and Janneke is a famed children's book series known for its simplicity and wit, and has become a Netherlands emblem of sorts. Jip and Janneke take readers on a journey through their country, introducing kids to the tulip fields and cows, city cycling, ice skating and the St. Nicholas celebrations. Westendorp's iconic black-and-white illustrations coupled with Schmidt's brief yet sagacious content make the Jip and Janneke collection a terrific way to introduce kiddos to the wonders of the Netherlands!
(Editor: Janine Breukhoven-Kho)