A man named René floats through the world of his dreams and imagination, fulfilling his desire to become a painter – of apples and hats, apple hats, apple-these and apple-thats. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down.
Klaas Verplancke mixes everyday objects and words together in ways that are guaranteed to make children laugh and think. Inspired by the artwork of René Magritte, one of the world’s most popular artists, the whimsical, subversive illustrations will inspire readers of all ages to question the world around them.
Klaas Verplancke is a world-renowned illustrator, author and graphic designer who has exhibited his work in his native Belgium and abroad. He is the author of many children’s books, including Applesauce, which was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Prize and listed as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews.