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Behind the pages


Every now and then I´m going to present one of my books here and let you know about its creation and some of my thoughts about them.

So welcome and come into my colorful studio ...




Goodnight sandman

(Picture book from 4 years)


A book for little night owls, chaotic dreamers and scaredy cats – because the night is full of kind beings and friendly companions!

When I started painting the pictures for this book, the most important question was: What does Sandman’s house look like? My first sketch looked very much like an observatory – with a big round roof and a telescope.

But then one of my sons came into the studio and said ‘Well, I’ve always imagined Sandman’s house very differently’. He went on to sketch his idea of the house in just a few moments. Yes, and that exact house is the one you can now find in the book!



penelope inhalt 1 web


 sandmann sandman 2


One night Jacob Sandman almost overslept – how lucky he was, that his friend Gregor woke him just in time! On their way to the children that are waiting for the sand that brings good dreams, they meet the Nachtgraus, who – you might have guessed it already – is actually not as terrible as everybody is saying….


penelope inhalt 3 web


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sandmann sandman 3


 Available at www.florisbooks.co.uk

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