Ann De Bode (1956) was born in Congo, but today lives and works in Duffel, Belgium. During her rich career, she taught and worked in an advertising agency for a while, and has illustrated almost three hundred books at home and abroad, including many of her own. She uses polymer clay, oils and acrylics, collage and digital techniques. She has received numerous awards for her work.
My street is home to families from different cultures and parts of the world: Morocco, China and Israel, Congo and India. Their children grow up with a variety of influences and in harmony with each other. With their details of the interior, the illustrations offer an insight into the diversity and peculiarities, and at the same time the similarity and universality of the family and working environments of a multicultural European city. A picture book with a positive message for all generations.
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.