When Queen Soraya dies, her husband and son are heartbroken. Prince Floris misses his mother...and his father. It's like I don't exist, Floris thinks. King Leon doesn't know how to handle his grief. Every kiss reminds him of his wife's cherry red lips. He has a magician put a curse on the kingdom's inhabitants so no one can use their lips to kiss. But that doesn't help him feel any better, and the people in his country get more and more angry. Can Floris find a solution? A moving fairy tale with touching illustrations about coping with loss and grief. For children aged 5 and up. With an afterword by Manu Keirse, professor and grief expert.
An Swerts is a pharmacist-turned-journalist. In addition to being a professional journalist, writing children's books has become her great passion. Jenny Bakker graduated with a major in illustrative design from the Fine Arts Academy. Having worked as a freelance graphic designer for many years, she decided to focus all her energy on her one true passion: illustrating children's books.