Liesbet Slegers

Liesbet Slegers

Liesbet Slegers was born on the 26th of July 1975 in Geel (Belgium). She studied Graphics and Illustrations at the Saint-Lucas institute of Antwerp. She works as a fulltime graphic designer and illustrator. With her simple, recognizable style and vivid colours she knows to attract the attention of every toddler.

Besides making books for babies and toddlers, she designs birth cards, post cards for birthdays, Christmas, New Year. She also organises workshops for children between 2,5 to 6 years in schools, libraries, etc. For each age group there is a separate program.

 From ‘Publishers Weekly’:

"I write and illustrate for very young children. It is important to me to use very bright and shining colours. This draws their attention. I also use very simple sentences, sometimes only one per page! The themes I use are also very simple: to go to the toilet, under the show, to get a haircut, or to have a bad dream."

 In her many books for Belgian readers, Slegers frequently focuses on "the first experience of a toddler," a time she characterized as "exciting but also very scary! I try to help them with my books," she added, "and also try to give the parents or teacher some assistance!"