De boomhut van Niel
My first children's book.
One evening I was in my brother's treehouse in the forest behind our house. This place was always of inspiration for me. I wanted to make a story about a boy with an immense amount of inspiration and a great tree house. But the boy was only shining wordlessy on paper. I asked Robbe if he wanted to give the story shape. We named the imaginative boy Niel. The story is about the loss of a loved one, in which nature plays an important role in the process of grief.