‘Girls and boys,’ says the teacher. I have a question for you.’ All the children sit up straight. ‘Who,’ he asks, ‘is coming to town on Sunday?’ No one knows the answer. ‘On a boat,’ says the teacher. Erm… Hmm… ‘With his Piets,’ he adds. Now everyone knows: ‘Sinterklaas!!!’
'The story of Sinterklaas', written by Sjoerd Kuyper and illustrated by Emanuel Wiemans. Everyone knows that Sinterklaas is very old, has a beard and a miter and gives presents. But who knows why Saint Nicholas born in Turkey celebrates his birthday every year in the Netherlands? And why his friends, the Piets, always have smudges on their faces. If you have read 'The story of Sinterklaas', you know everything; also about poor begging children and large false dogs. The story of Sinterklaas is an inclusive story for everyone.
Sjoerd Kuyper is an acclaimed children's book writer awarded Flag and Pennants (Vlag en Wimpels) multiple Silver and a Golden Granger (Zilveren en een Gouden Griffel). Emanuel Wiemans has several famous Golden Booklets to his name.