Now the second picture book by Timmers and Reidy is coming up: Busy Builders, Busy Week! will be published in July 2016. There’s already an early review in Publishers Weekly: “Timmers’s acrylic paintings present big-eyed, cheerful animals busy on the job using realistic looking tools and trucks. The brown of the dirt lot and fence (which gets a makeover, too) contrast with increasing splashes of color—the animals themselves, as well as the whimsical playground fixtures. The result is a joyful cacophony of color and activity.”
The Dutch edition (Querido’s Publishers) will be out in June 2016, translated by Bart Moeyaert.
“In choosing Bart Moeyaert the two foundations are clearly opting for an enterprising author who is held in high regard by his colleagues, by the public and by the media, in both Flanders and the Netherlands. Moeyaert is an internationally renowned author with an extensive network in many foreign countries and translations in twenty-one languages. Nineteen of Moeyaert’s books have been published in German translation, most of them by Hanser Verlag. He has a strong relationship with the German language area, where he regularly holds workshops and appears on stage at festivals. He has been attending the Frankfurt Book Fair for twenty-five years and knows it from the inside out.”
Bart Moeyaert has been developing the concept for this large project, mapping the Dutch-speaking regions from a literary and cultural point of view, and is currently working together with a very strong team. He adds a chapter to his blog every Friday, so you can read all about his work and plans for FBM16.