Jaap Robben

With illustrations by Benjamin Leroy
Awards & nominations
Prize of the Children's and Youth Jury Flanders 2018
Shortlist Boekenpauw 2019
Chinese – PHEI Xue Li
Danish (Skrækkelige Rikke) Lamberth Forlaget – Torben Lamberth
French (Suzie Zanie) Père Fouettard – Annette Eskénazi
Italian (Susi Sinnos) Laura Pignatti

Suzie Takes Up Drawing

In ‘Suzy Takes Up Drawing’, Suzy throws herself headlong into her new hobby. Dog has to pose forher for hours on end. And as we have come to expect from her, it does not take long before herdrawing gets out of control.

Suzie Doozie series

Together with illustrator Benjamin Leroy, Jaap devised and made four books about Suzy Doozy. Why is there not yet a book about a smelly finger? Or a pair of scissors hungry to cut. And why are there so many rules in a swimming pool? First of all, there was her name: Suzy Doozy. Jaap and Benjamin immediately knew who this girl was. Suzy always thinks up fantastic games her dog friend has to participate in. She has a fantasy that flows seamlessly into everyday life. Suzy never wants to give kisses, except with a mouth full of waffle crumbs. She’s one of those kids that know a syrup waffle fits perfectly into a CD player. As with all their books, illustrator and writer worked together intensively, so that text and drawing constantly inspire each other, making it impossible to say who thought up what, because it’s a combined effort. Meanwhile Suzy has many fans and there are even real Suzy Doozy festivals.

‘Funny and surprising, the creators have found a nice ironic balance between the playful and the rancid. This third part in the series – about a ballsy toddler with no manners – is again full of visual jokes, hilarious caricatures and catchy swinging rhymes. Top-class entertainment.’ ****
De Morgen


Jaap wordt vertegenwoordigd door zijn manager Michaël Roumen. Voor optredens en andere zakelijke verzoeken kunt u een bericht sturen naar: michael@michaelroumen.com 
Postbus 92
2501 CB Den Haag 

Voor persverzoeken rondom Schemerleven kunt u contact opnemen met Charlotte van Arnhem:


Jaap Robben is represented by Michaël Roumen. For inquiries and requests, please send an email to: michael@michaelroumen.com 
P.O. Box 92
2501 CB The Hague
The Netherlands 

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