Noëlle Smit (1972) studied art, and has worked as an illustrator and writer since 1999. She also produces film animations, and scenography and costumes for theatre productions. The books she has illustrated have been translated into more than ten languages. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the best picture book of 2011 award together with the writer, Bibi Dumon Tak. She particularly likes illustration techniques from the 1950s.
From tomatoes and courgettes to grapes and strawberries – in the home garden, you can grow practically anything, and gardening can be endlessly interesting and fun. An extremely vivid picture book, distinguished by nostalgic illustrations in lush, vivid colours, takes the reader on a tour of a home garden and presents gardening through the seasons. With few words, the book encourages self-sufficiency and intergenerational help as the eye feeds on beauty.
Teacher's Corner: Silent Books
We invite parents and educators to shared reading of silent books with children, and have prepared some advice to make the reading experience exciting and memorable.