Lou on his way to school
Original title: Lou op weg naar school
Original language: Dutch
Age group: 5 - 7
Categories: Fiction, illustration
Inclusive towards: Race, cultural background
Author-illustrator: Kathleen Amant
Number of pages: 32
Format (in mm): 250 x 260
Info on rights holder: Clavis Publishing
Clavis Publishing has been one of the leading publishing groups of children's and juvenile books in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the US for over 40 years now. We have a long and trusted reputation with publishers in over 30 language markets and are known for our high-quality co-editions; rights for books, personalized publications and B2B specials.
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This new book series is created together with çavaria, a Belgian umbrella organization of more than 120 associations that strive for a broad outlook on sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. Diversity is not the theme of this series but it’s presented as a normal and natural fact. After all, everybody is different!
Lou has butterflies in his stomach. Today, he is going on a school trip for the very first time! Lou kisses Papa and his baby sister goodbye and puts his rucksack on his back. ‘Ready, Lou?’ Daddy asks. Every morning, Daddy walks Lou to school. On the way, they meet all kinds of people and situations. The mail carrier on her bicycle, the fire fighters, the doctor and her little dog … The road to school is always full of adventure!
Everybody is different. The same is true in this simple and familiar story about the daily surroundings of a young child. This book shows the beauty and diversity of our society.
Info on the author-illustrator:
Kathleen Amant (1969, Aalst) studied applied Arts at the Academy of Ghent. At the moment she works as a completely independent and self-employed illustrator and designer of toddler's books. In 2004 she wrote her first two toddler books, about Anna. These stories are recognisable for toddlers since they are about their own lives, there are a lot of emotions involved and they always contain humor. The Anna-series and several other series such as Little Witch Mimi and Lou are huge bestsellers in Belgium and the Netherlands. Several of her titles are available in countries all over the world. Kathleen Amant says that her three children, Din, Arend, and Noa, are her biggest inspiration.