I randomly went over to Google yesterday, and saw this:
For my non-Dutch readers out there: this is a drawing in Fiep Westerdorp style. He illustrated the Jip & Janneke stories, beloved by Dutch children everywhere. Even my sisters and I enjoyed these stories in the States (despite my mother’s best efforts, I don’t think we really internalized that much Dutch culture growing up). And I used to listen to the stories on cassette when I had trouble falling asleep. Ahh…good times.
So thanks, Google, for this moment of supreme nostalgia. And what a cool way to honor the author, Annie M.G. Schmidt, on what would have been her 100th birthday!