Wilde Bijen Parade - Children's book
authors: Laura Surentu & Marieke van Middelkoop
Wilde Bijen Parade is a colourful children's book to help kids understand the importance of bees and biodiversity, with illustrations by 40 wonderful artists. The book celebrates diversity in bee species, as well as diversity in art styles.
Part of the profit goes to the Bijenstichting.
Sample: here you can find a look inside!
I initiated the concept for this book, and together with Marieke van Middelkoop coordinated the project and wrote the texts.
I also made 3 illustrations to help visualize the stories.
The book was made in collaboration with KNNV Publishers, the Dutch Bee Foundation ('Bijenstichting'), experts Pieter van Breugel and Arjen Strijkstra, and 40 artists and illustrators. The cover was made by the talented illustrator Zsuzsanna Ilijin.
Nomination and exposition
The book was nominated for the Hotze de Roosprijs 2021.
The illustrations in the book were presented in an exposition in the Natural History Museum Rotterdam (summer 2021).