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Pink monkey holding a green square with hands and feet
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Title in English: 
Round the Block
Author: 
Judith Vanistendael
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Amsterdam
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Publisher: 
Querido
Year of publication: 
2018
Pages: 
76 p.
Size: 
17,5 x 22,5
ISBN: 
978-90-451-2173-4
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"Round the Block" is a picture book without words, in which primary colours and geometric shapes happily move about. The Flemish illustrator Vanistendael transforms a simple square: from a setting sun into a little man who is frightened out of his wits, from a ghost to a butterfly pupa. Back and forth still turns into movement, the inorganic into organic, resulting in a beautifully designed and impressive piece of illustrative art, where colour transitions, shape changes and compositional shifts are evidently mastered.