Toon Tellegen was born in the Netherlands and worked as a doctor before starting to write for children. His books are now considered classics of Dutch children's literature. Marc Boutavant is a graphic artist, illustrator and comic strip author. He is one of France's great children's illustrators with a multitude of books to his name. He live in Paris.
A challenging exercise in decoding strong human emotions - but worth the effort. * Kirkus Reviews * Powerful messages arise, as when, while considering what a firebelly toad's anger might feel like, a tortoise offers: Or it might be something heavy.... so heavy nobody can lift it. The illustrations play with contrasts and shadows, complementing the moody atmosphere. * Foreword Magazine *