The book ‘The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have’, a beautifully illustrated story about a boy and his imaginary dog, written by Edward van de Vendel, has won already various prizes both in Flanders and abroad.
In its annual exhibition ‘The Original Art’ the Society of Illustrators selects illustrations from the best children’s books that have been published in the US that year. This year the selection contained two Flemish titles: next to ‘The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have’ also ‘Red’ by Jan De Kinder. A professional jury awards one gold and two silver medals to the selected works. Anton Van Hertbruggen is the first Flemish illustrator to win one of the medals.
‘The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have’ and ‘Red’ were both translated by Laura Watkinson and were published with support of the Flemish Literature Fund by the American publishing house Eerdmans. The two books are also featured the ‘2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog’ from the American Booksellers Association.