Horse and the gossip chickens (Paard en de roddelkippen)
Illustrator: Naomi Kerkhove
– Remarkable debut by illustrator and artist Naomi Kerkhove, with bold pencilstrokes and bright colours
– Important theme for primary schools: gossip and bullying
– The power of beautiful and ugly words is a recurrent theme in the books by Brigitte Minne
A beautifully illustrated story about the effect of gossip.
When he’s retired Horse discovers that he has a special talent: he makes beautiful portraits. But a chicken is very displeased with the way in which horse draws her. She says some nasty things about Horse. And the other animals copy that. Horse doesn’t know what to do and leaves. Will he find a place where he can be himself?