schnipsel // snippet
work in progress…
when i decided to make a picture book, it was not so much about a certain story that i wanted to tell but rather following the idea to continue questioning the “normal” you get offered in children’s books. another part of the motivation for the book is fed by the mentioned debates on social categories and the impetus, that i wished for a book that would be representative for my child and our family.
since i read many picture books evening after evening to the little one, my desire to show her pictures that reflect puzzle pieces of her own reality had become urgent. as we were having a nomad life for the first two years of her existence, traveling to marokko, nicaragua and in our van around europe, she grew up in many different contexts. we celebrated her first birthday on a vulcano island in central america called ometepe.
and in the end, this island happened to be the setting where my story takes place… it’s about a courageous little human, a pot-bellied pig and a tiny star.