Jan Van Coillie reviews Iedereen telt mee! on Lees-wijzer

“…[the] story follows along the numbers 1 to 10, a very simple technique that works perfectly here… It is beautiful to see and to read how naturally the new children are welcomed into the class and the football team. Moreover both of these groups are very diverse and colorful.”

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Dutch NBD Biblion review

“Special picture book about helping refugees while learning to count from 1 to 10. In the first spread, a mother and her young children are fleeing a war situation. The reader is succinctly introduced to what is happening but at the same time offered hope and direction.”

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Iedereen telt mee! on youth-lit site Pluizuit

“The beauty of this book is its simplicity…The [illustrations and text] reinforce each other in their message and get straight to the essence in a charming way…The author is donating 10% of her income from the book to Amnesty International. A small but very important gesture for a hopeful future.”

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Review by Petra Katzenstein, Jewish Historical Museum A’dam

“… This world needs a Counting Book of Kindnesses. The way it is written and illustrated is pure and intense, and it took courage to convey such a difficult subject in a light, appealing and positive way. But it is more than that: by choosing to portray the refugee child’s journey through the lens of help offered along the way, it shows, to children and adults alike, the best we can teach ourselves. In the words of Victor Frankl, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor: ‘When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change our attitude towards it.’ May this book challenge and inspire us to change our attitude, to open our eyes to the kindness around us, and to be kind ourselves.”

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