Lieve Snellings is a retired freelance photographer who lives in Leuven (Belgium).
Her series of picture books / children's books, featured with whimsical photos illustrations of wildlife, 'Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife' count now 2 books, available in Dutch, English and French.
Lieve Snellings became 'BookGoSocial Top Voted Children's Author 2017' and 'Readers Review Room's Author of the Month 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 two 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's book / 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
children's book / non-fiction
Hook: 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.
Blurb: 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.
IAN Book of the Year 2018 Outstanding Children's Non-Fiction (Category Winner)
A Readers' Favorite Book Award 2018 (Bronze Medal) in the category children's non-fiction