Her series of picture books/children's books, featured with whimsical photos illustrations of wildlife, 'Margot the Groundhog and Her North-American Squirrel Family' consists of four books, available in Dutch, English and French: 1)Margot Gets an Unexpected Visit, 2)Groundhog Secrets, 3)Time for Margot to Go to Bed, and 4)Why We Wear a Mask.
‘Why We Wear a Mask’
– Winner of the Gold Medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2021, category Children’s non-fiction
– Winner Kidlit World Book Award 2021 in the category children’s non-fiction
‘Time for Margot to Go to Bed’ has been honored as
– A Book Excellence Awards Finalist 2020 in the Animals/Pets category
– Honorable Mention Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2020
– Finalist IAN Book of the Year Award 2020
‘Groundhog Secrets – Everything You Always wanted to Know about Woodchucks’
– The winner of the TopShelf Book Award 2020 in the category Children / Animals.
– IAN (The Independent Author Network) Book of the Year Award 2018:
– Reader’s Favorite Book Award 2018
‘Margot Gets an Unexpected Visit‘
– BookGoSocial Top Voted Children’s Author 2017
– Readers Review Room Author of the month of October 2017
Her images illustrated many books, magazines and were published online. Her photos were shown in exhibitions all over the world.
Since 2008, after meeting up with her partner who lives in Quebec, you can find her for about 5 months a year in Canada. There she became a passionate nature photographer. She spent hours, weeks... observing wildlife and searched every info she could find. This and her imagination made her publish four children's books in which photos are as important as words.
Her stories take the traditional picture book experience and transform it by replacing illustrations by her own nature photography. The books are written in her mother tongue Dutch and translated in English and French.
Margot Gets an Unexpected Visit
Children, Picture Book
Hook: A children's tale where high quality nature photography meets up with friendship, diversity, fun, education and ice hockey
Blurb: As all groundhogs, Margot doesn’t like to have others around her. Certainly not humans. But is this also the case when she meets up with two little girls? You’ll find out in this book.
You will also enjoy the unique and touching photo-images of nature in Quebec, and an unpredictable anecdote on the special haircut for ice hockey fans.
Groundhog Secrets – Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Woodchucks
Help, there is a groundhog in my backyard! Is it dangerous?
Discover the secret world of the groundhog through the eyes of Margot the woodchuck while gaining a close-up view of wildlife in whimsical photo illustrations.
Do you want to know more about the woodchuck? Then this book packed with information about groundhogs (who are also called woodchucks), is for you! Margot the woodchuck reveals all her secrets. She describes how groundhogs are born, what they look like and who is in their family. She talks about how they fill their tummies in summer and autumn, to store fat for the long winter months. Even medical doctors and scientists study the groundhog hibernation. Find out why in this fascinating illustrated book.
Nominee, TopShelf Book Award 2020
IAN (Independent Author Network) Book of the Year Award 2018
Reader’s Favorite Book Award 2018, (children-non-fiction)
Time for Margot to Go to Bed
Children, Animals, Bedtime Story
She cries and asks how she can survive next winter? Lucky she has friends.
Margot is sad because she has to start hibernation. That is very unusual! Her friends help her find out why she's in tears. Together they find some solutions, and soon Margot can go to sleep with a smile.
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Why We Wear a Mask - How a squirrel family is helping to stop the spread of Covid-19
Children, Animals, Bedtime Story
The animals would love for everybody to be healthy. But a horrible virus brought them into a nightmare. What can be done to stop the spread of this coronavirus?
“This book explains in a way that can be easily understood by children what a Covid-19 infection is. It shows how we can stop the spread of this virus and who the people at risk are. The information in this lovely story is scientifically correct and beautifully illustrated with nature photos. Children will read, watch, and listen to it fascinated!” - Dr. Gerda Vanderhaegen, general practitioner