World Picture Book Illustration Competition (WWPBIC)

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In 2015, I was one of the winners (among 20 other international participants) of the World Wide Picture Book Illustration Competition (WWPBIC) with this series about a zoo in the house.

I’d really like to have a zoo

I’d really like to have a zoo, a zoo that isn’t too big
An urangutan, a crocodile and perhaps a bearded pig
A zoo on the balcony, in the yard or even on top of the closet
It’s the nicest zoo you’ll ever see, and I’m the one who’s got it!

I’d really like to have a zoo, so beautiful and fine
I’d have a pushcart filled with hay and and feed the lion
A zoo right here in the kitchen, where we will all drink tea
And it all would be mine, the very best zoo you’d ever see

I’d really like to have a zoo, right here in our own house
A giraffe on the stairs, and a chipmunk in my blouse
There are so many spots for a tapir, toucan or a tadpole
In the bath or the windowsill, or just there in the casserole

I’ve got my very special zoo, right here in my head
And although I know it isn’t real, I see it when I go to bed

I’ve got my very special zoo, although it’s very small
And even though it’s make-believe, it’s the finest zoo of all

 

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