I’v viewed all the things in the room at least a hundred times, I have counted the books in the bookcase and all the fluff on my blanket, and it takes at least sixteen counts before someone comes to me when I call. . But tomorrow, when I’m feeling better... A poetic story about everything you can do, when you are no longer sick and have to stay in bed. Written by Floortje Schoevaart, who has been a writer for Sesame Street for many years. In addition, Floortje is the winner of the Willem Wilmink prize for the best children’s song of 2014. The illustrations were made by visual artist, writer and illustrator Sandra de Weijze. Not only does she make free work, but she also draws and writes commissions on, for example, picture books and visual poems. In Sandra’s work, the pleasure of fantasy and association comes first. By using the combination of text and image, her illustrations form a rhythmic whole. Little cockroaches is a new collection by Loopvis that will start in June 2019. Loopvis plans on a grand entrance in the Netherlands and Belgium bookshops where they will roll a complete card mill, filled with 32 little Cockroaches. Each booklet comes with a matching envelope. Themed Little cockroaches will become small collectibles. As for Themes, think of a story to comfort someone who has a hard time, something about birthdays, being sick or sad, about the death of a relative or pet, about moving, about friends (or the lack of, about getting used to a new school or sister, or about a safari in your own back yard... the list is endless. Categories: There will be 4 categories: fiction, poetry, young and culinary. The aforementioned topics can be found in all these categories. A collection of poems about death in the poetry category, a story about friendship in Young, consoling recipes in a culinary booklet and celebrating a literary treatise on birthday in Literature. Illustrations The most important thing of course is the content. Each booklet is illustrated in 2, 3 or 4 colors, in comics style, or line drawing, or 4 color illustrations. All styles and art are welcome! Frequency: after the first batch of 32 little cockroaches, every two months four to eight new titles come out, divided over the different categories. In addition, a series of 'special editions' will appear at various times during the year. A series of cockroaches around a certain (current) theme such as sports, public holidays and so on. Specifications The booklets are 12x17 cm and count 16 pages with a cover of thicker paper. They are bound with a bindrsstitch, which makes them considerably more elegant than stapled booklets. Everything is produced within the Netherlands. The printing is done by a sustainable printer in Groningen and all paper comes from Europe. The name: even should the earth be devastated, cockroaches will survive. The same applies to us, makers of texts and illustrations: however difficult and how minimal the earnings are, people will always keep writing, drawing, dancing, etc. We hope that our Little cockroaches will spread all over the world, just like a plague. And finally: the name lingers. Whether you are horrified by cockroaches or not, it is something that you won’t immediately forget!

Specs

  • 16 pages
  • 12 x 17 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • with thicker paper for the cover, bound with binderstitch

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
  • Portuguese (Europe)